[Windows] Remove the default binding between buffer-zoom and Alt+0

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at lyx.org
Fri Jan 15 01:26:23 UTC 2021

On 1/14/21 8:00 PM, Thibaut Cuvelier wrote:
> Dear list,
> On Windows, you use the Alt key to enter special characters. For
> instance, Alt+0156 for œ, Alt+0171 for «, or ALT+0187 for ». Few
> standard keyboard layouts propose these characters.
> However, by default, in LyX, this has a very problematic side-effect:
> Alt+0 resets the zoom level to zero. Personally, I know how to
> configure this shortcut, but newcomers may be left puzzled (and leave
> completely).
> Moreover, it's more common to use Ctrl+0 to reset the zoom level, at
> least on Windows: most Web browsers do it (at least Firefox, Chrome,
> and IE), all Microsoft Office programs. It does not work for
> LibreOffice or Notepad++.
> I would propose to change the default binding to Ctrl+0, as it's more
> common (although not ubiquitous), and this would fix the problem of
> changing zoom when you try to insert a character.
> What do you think of this?

No objection here. I didn't even know about that binding.


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