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

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at lyx.org
Sat Jan 16 07:35:29 UTC 2021

On 1/15/21 10:36 PM, Andrew Parsloe wrote:
> 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
This is the kind of thing I had in mind. I've been using Ctrl+- for a
protected hyphen since Word Perfect, at least (which is what I used
before switching to Linux in 2002 or so).


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