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Bug 604566 - Please provide Ctrl-Q (Quit) as a synonym for Ctrl-W (Close)
Please provide Ctrl-Q (Quit) as a synonym for Ctrl-W (Close)
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 305305
Product: evince
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Evince Maintainers
Evince Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-12-14 18:25 UTC by Adam Sjøgren
Modified: 2009-12-19 15:04 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Add Ctrl+Q as an alias for Ctrl+W (1.68 KB, patch)
2009-12-19 15:04 UTC, Adam Sjøgren
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Description Adam Sjøgren 2009-12-14 18:25:51 UTC
Many, many Gnome programs use Ctrl-Q as the shortcut for Quit and Ctrl-W as the shortcut for Close window.

I constantly keep hitting Ctrl-Q in an Evince window, waiting a little before smacking myself on the forehead and then pressing Ctrl-W.

I think it would be a good addition if Ctrl-Q also meant Quit in Evince.
Comment 1 Christian Persch 2009-12-15 12:14:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Many, many Gnome programs 

Which ones? Name at least 5 !

Also note that there *already is* a shortcut for "close window" that *all* programmes support due to it being managed by metacity: Alt-F4.

Anyway, this has been discussed over and over again, and it's WONTFIX.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 305305 ***
Comment 2 Adam Sjøgren 2009-12-15 17:04:01 UTC
I guess I don't know the exact definition of "Gnome programs", but here are 10 programs that are in the repository and listed in the Gnome Bugzilla, that I have used from time to time:

 * Cheese
 * Configuration Editor (gconf-editor)
 * System Log Viewer (gnome-system-log)
 * System Monitor (gnome-system-monitor)
 * Sound-Juicer
 * Totem
 * Gimp
 * Gnumeric
 * Planner
 * Nautilus - (Ctrl-Q means "Close all" - including current)

As to using the Metacity shortcut: I do not use Metacity - I have been using FVWM for over a decade and will continue to do so. I didn't know it was a prequisite for feedback on Evince that you run Metacity.

I'm sorry to have upset you with a duplicate enhancement request. For the record, I did search bugzilla for similar requests before filing mine; obviously I didn't search hard enough.

Best wishes,
Comment 3 Adam Sjøgren 2009-12-19 15:04:51 UTC
Created attachment 150063 [details] [review]
Add Ctrl+Q as an alias for Ctrl+W

Ctrl+Q meaning "Quit, closing all windows" is a superset of Ctrl+W, meaning "Close current window".

The attached patch adds Ctrl+Q as a simple alias for Ctrl+W.


 * People who have Ctrl+Q hardwired into their fingers to mean Quit get the
   expected result when only one window is open.

   (I don't think of multiple Evince windows as from the same instance of the
    program, as I usually don't open new windows from within Evince - compare
    with The Gimp or Firefox, where I often do, and expect all of them to close
    on Quit).

 * No impact on people who use the menus.

 * No impact on people who continue to use Ctrl+W.

 (Meta: * Annoying duplicates of this bug-report will stop.)


 * People who expect Ctrl+Q to close all Evince windows will get less windows
   closed than they expect.