Yeah I dislike the Fn key interface too.
Reminds me Norton/Total/Midnight commander, really. And, WordPerfect
4.3/5.1: IOW: another era
What bugs me about it is that it usually doesn't even work in a modern
terminal. Many a sub menu/dialog must be dismissed with F10. Guess what
happens when you press F10 on gnome-terminal, konsole, etc.... : Yeah.
Menu-bar. Not helpful.
Then again, it's no issue for me, since I'm quick to just remove the
menubar. I mean, shortcut keys FTW.
On 02/11/2013 09:01 AM, Chris Jones wrote:
> I have been using htop daily for years and for mysterious reasons¹
> I never got to take a look at the doc or even as much as hit F1 to bring
> up the help screen..
> Now, the _only_ thing that I never liked much about htop was that
> I thought you had to use function keys to interact: bit of a pain with
> laptops because function keys are usually undersized and that makes them
> hard to reach².
> Couple of hours ago, I accidentally hit what turned out to be the 't'
> key and much to my surprise, htop switched to the tree view. Uh-oh..
> thought I.. what's going on. ?
> I tried the "H" key and bingo, up came the help screen.. and there it
> was.. a nice reference card with all the convenient keyboard actions
> that I never even suspected existed..
> I can't say how embarrassed I felt.. and at the same time I must admit
> that this lucky finding has made my day..!
> Now here's the question: since where I am concerned that footer has
> become irrelevant--it only mentions function keys, not the alternative
> letter shortcuts--I'd rather get rid of it.
> Is there any way I could do that with htop version 1.0.1-1..?
> ¹ Come to think of it, the reason may very well have been the on-screen
> help footer: Since it tells you to use function keys, I just tried
> them one after the other and was able to figure out how to use the
> different screens and features of htop without any problems. It just
> goes to show that when you are dealing with unimaginative people such
> as myself it may be best to tell them to just go "Read The Famous
> Manual" :-)
> ² Not to mention the fact that contrary to letters, PF keys are not
> mnemonic, hence harder to memorize..
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