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Bug 779125 - Improve shortcuts for bold/italic/underline
Improve shortcuts for bold/italic/underline
Product: gnome-latex
Classification: Other
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
: unspecified
Assigned To: LaTeXila maintainer(s)
LaTeXila maintainer(s)
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-02-23 09:31 UTC by PLEASE DELETE THIS ACCOUNT
Modified: 2017-02-24 12:52 UTC
See Also:
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Description PLEASE DELETE THIS ACCOUNT 2017-02-23 09:31:58 UTC
Is there any reason to use <Alt><Shift>B shortcut for Bold and <Alt><Shift>I shortcut for Italic by default?
That is very complicated to stroke these keys with one hand...

In a lot of applications, Bold is <Control>B, Italic is <Control>I, and Underline is <Control>U.
Only Emphasis is already <Control>E.
Comment 1 Sébastien Wilmet 2017-02-23 17:59:46 UTC
Good question, I don't remember where <Alt><Shift>B/I come from, probably from Kile.

If <Ctrl>B/I/U are free, it would indeed be better to use them.

Myself I don't use those shortcuts, I usually use the auto-completion or the mouse to click on a toolbar item.
Comment 2 PLEASE DELETE THIS ACCOUNT 2017-02-23 18:11:01 UTC
Yes, they are free.
But I can't change shortcuts by editing ~/.config/latexila/accels file.

Maybe it can become a new feature: changing default shortcuts through GUI.
Comment 3 Sébastien Wilmet 2017-02-23 18:42:27 UTC
If a library provides a shortcut editor that is easy to integrate in an application, then, maybe, one day, latexila will have a shortcut editor. But I will not write the library feature myself.
Comment 4 PLEASE DELETE THIS ACCOUNT 2017-02-23 18:47:40 UTC
Ok, sorry, I was thinking GTK provides such features.

Any way to change shortcuts without changing latex_menu.vala? ~/.config/latexila/accels is overwritten.
Comment 5 Sébastien Wilmet 2017-02-24 11:27:08 UTC
I'm sure it used to be possible, but with the latest GTK+ 3 version I don't know.
Comment 6 Sébastien Wilmet 2017-02-24 11:47:17 UTC
Fixed with commit 97139be33162fb9d4d1d9679f7f76f7d6d7a4008.

Thanks for the bug report!
Comment 7 PLEASE DELETE THIS ACCOUNT 2017-02-24 12:52:09 UTC
Thank you very much for your patch!