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

Andrew Parsloe ajparsloe at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 03:36:10 UTC 2021

On 16/01/2021 3:46 pm, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 08:27:23PM -0500, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
>> On 1/15/21 3:57 PM, Yuriy Skalko wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>> There are also zooming shortcuts Alt+"+", Alt+"-". To be consistent
>>> these should also use Ctrl. But Ctrl+"-" is already bound to
>>> Hyphenation Point insert. Is it OK to rebind it to Alt+"-"?
>> I'm pretty used to it as it is. I'm not sure we need to worry too much
>> about consistency here, though I'll be interested to hear what others
>> have to say.
> I think I would support changing the bindings to be more consistent with other applications. I forget why we have things the way they are.
> Scott

As a LyX user on windows, I would be reluctant to see Ctrl+-  changed. 
To meit sits comfortably alongside Ctrl+space to give a protected space. 
(To my mind, the odd one out is Alt+. to give an ellipsis rather than 
Ctrl+. for this function.  To maintain equilibrium I recall JMarc's 
description from 17 Jul 2018, "remember that LyX is a platypus: 
something so weirdly designed that everybody is surprised that it even 


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