Wed, 16 May 2007
A command of the day is the following one:
gconftool-2 --set -t string /apps/gnome-terminal/keybindings/help disabled
From the usability point of view it is pretty annoying, when
gnome-terminal interprets the
F1 key as
a command for opening the help window.
Firstly, a pretty straightforward application like this one
does not need any help for basic usage. And for the advanced usage,
the help is already accessible from the menu bar. And the second reason is
F1 key (which is rarely used itself) is located too
close to the often-used
Escape key on most laptop keyboards.
It was rather annoying when in
vim I've got the help window
instead of the
1 replies for this story:
dan wrote: esc caps
Try to remap Esc to Caps-Lock and vice-versa. Caps-Lock is right next to the little finger, as opposed to Esc which is about 10cm from any finger. If you write with all ten fingers, it will save you a lot of time in the long run. I've tried it some time ago and I got used to it in 15 minutes. Now I don't want to go back =).