[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you

Jeff Waugh jdub@perkypants.org
Sat Jan 3 20:43:01 PST 2004

<quote who="Chip Salzenberg">

> Right.  To give you a flavor of my fvwm2rc:
>   AddToMenu MainMenu "Main Menu" Title
>   + "%mini.xterm.xpm%&Debian Machines  >>"	Menu Debian
>   AddToMenu Debian "Debian Machines" Title
>   + "%mini.xterm.xpm%&apple"			Exec xterm -e ssh apple.debian.org &
>   + "%mini.xterm.xpm%&dog"			Exec xterm -e ssh   dog.debian.org &
> So F12-d-a opens an xterm to apple.debian.org.  Not all of my menu
> actions are two levels deep, but all the frequent ones are chosen
> for keyboard navigation.  Mousing around is only for the infrequent.

Yeah, bits of this are unexposed in gconf at the moment, but they are not
meant to be there forever.

> I hate to have to use the mouse for anything that isn't intrinsically
> positional.

You shouldn't have to use the mouse for anything in GNOME. "That is our
commitment to keyboard navigability and accessibility." :-)

- Jeff

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