[plt-scheme] Clarification about control key behavior

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 14 10:10:18 EDT 2007

On 9/13/07, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
> On 9/12/07, Robby Findler <robby at cs.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> > That would be very nice, indeed. My thoughts would be to leave the
> > menu-keybindings mode on and try to find keys for all of the ones that
> > get masked by the menu keys being turned on.
> I started by going through the bindings, but not specifically looking
> for bindings that are overwritten by the Windows menus.
> It is sort of an overwhelming task to verify all of the bindings.


> It
> seems like there are a number of different binding "styles":
> - c:x, c:<something else>
> - ESC;<something else>
> - "the windows way of doing things"
> I almost felt like there are numerous "profiles" all clumped into the
> single keybinding configuration that comes with DrScheme.

Yes, that sounds about right. It has grown over the years...

> On the one hand I felt like it might be interesting to write a
> "Windows-specific" binding file from scratch, on the other hand, it
> may be a better use of time to just figure out how to do it with the
> existing bindings. What is your take on that? I'm trying to figure out
> how to make it really easy for folks to download DrScheme on Windows
> and get all the great features out of it easily, this is my motivation
> (because I am one such user).

Anything you feel you have time for is excellent, as far as I'm concerned.

> That said, here are some bindings that I found that are overwritten by
> the menu bindings:
> transpose-chars c:t goes the repl instead
> uncomment ESC;c:= creates a new editor tab instead
> transpose-sexpr ESC:c:t goes to the repl instead
> capitalize-word m:c opens the Scheme menu
> move-sexp-out c:c,c:o opens the open file dialog
> next-line c:n opens a new window
> open-line c:o opens the open file dialog
> previous-line c:p opens the print dialog
> redo c:+  opens a new editor tab
> ring-bell c:x,c:g does find-again
> ; easy ones
> forward-word m:f opens the file menu
> end-of-line m:e opens the edit menu
> previous-page m:v opens the view menu
> downcase-word m:l opens the language menu
> goto-position m:p opens the special menu

It shouldn't be too hard to turn that into a keybindings file. Maybe
that's the right first step.


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