[LyX/master] #8055 use standard shortcut for font-emph on Mac

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at lyx.org
Mon Feb 15 15:36:47 UTC 2021


On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 10:31:38AM -0500, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> On 2/15/21 10:24 AM, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 09:32:01AM +0100, Stephan Witt wrote:
> >> commit a9342ae098024e363891653d1bcf7a8d485a271c
> >> Author: Stephan Witt <switt at lyx.org>
> >> Date:   Mon Feb 15 09:35:31 2021 +0100
> >>
> >>     #8055 use standard shortcut for font-emph on Mac
> >> ---
> >>  lib/bind/mac.bind |    5 ++---
> >>  1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/lib/bind/mac.bind b/lib/bind/mac.bind
> >> index 8d54e4c..531465b 100644
> >> --- a/lib/bind/mac.bind
> >> +++ b/lib/bind/mac.bind
> >> @@ -141,7 +141,6 @@ Format 5
> >>  \bind "C-S-D"                        "buffer-update dvi"	# 'd' for dvi
> >>  #  +: "Command-E"                    # Use the selection for a find
> >>  \bind "C-e"                          "search-string-set"
> >> -\bind "C-M-e"                        "font-emph"
> >>  #  +: "Command-F"                    # Open a Find window
> >>  \bind "C-f"                          "dialog-toggle findreplace"
> >>  \bind "C-S-f"                        "dialog-toggle findreplaceadv"
> >> @@ -152,8 +151,8 @@ Format 5
> >>  \bind "C-S-g"                        "word-find-backward"
> >>  #  +: "Command-H"                    # Hide the windows of the currently running application
> >>  #  +: "Option-Command-H"             # Hide the windows of all other running applications
> >> -#  -: "Command-I"                    # Italicize the selected text or toggle italic text on or off
> >> -\bind "C-i"                          "inset-toggle" # 'i' for Inset
> >> +#  +: "Command-I"                    # Italicize the selected text or toggle italic text on or off
> >> +\bind "C-i"                          "command-alternatives inset-toggle; font-emph" # 'i' for Inset
> >>  \bind "C-M-i"                        "inset-settings"
> >>  #  -: "Option-Command-I"             # Display an inspector window
> >>  #  -: "Command-J"                    # Scroll to a selection
> > I think this could have problems when both inset-toggle and font-emph
> > are valid. For example, create a footnote and write text inside. Then
> > put the cursor inside and run the command-alternatives.
> >
> > I don't think the C-e binding is a Linux/Windows-specific binding.
> > Rather, I think it's a LaTeX thing. I believe the idea is that the user
> > or document class can redefine what it means to "emphasize" text from
> > italics to something else.
> >
> > I do think that a fair amount new users are confused by C-e (instead of
> > C-i), but I have surprisingly seen few complaints so perhaps adapting is
> > not too difficult.
> 
> Good catch. Stephan, I think it would be fine to re-assign inset-toggle.
> I don't think it works terribly reliably anyway.

I use inset-toggle often. Can you remember a specific situation where it
is not reliable?

I would prefer not to assign emph to C-i, but if we do decide to do it I
think we should do it for all platforms. I don't think this is a
platform-specific thing.

Scott
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