#306 MacOS X: Keybindings really nonstandard

v5.2
closed-fixed
Evan Wright
None
5
2014-05-10
2009-08-31
Timothy Miller
No

I rather like jEdit, and I'm trying to decide if I want to start using it as my primary code editor. But I'm using a Mac, and even with the plugin, the keybindings are weird, as are the menus. How important is Mac integration to jEdit developers? Anyhow, here's my bug report:

The search and replace key bindings are non-standard. These are what I'm used to:

Command-F -- opens search dialog
Command-E -- use current selection as string to search for
Command-G -- Find next

Currently, jEdit does something else that I don't quite understand.

Thanks.

Discussion

  • Seph Soliman
    Seph Soliman
    2009-08-31

    I totally agree. The current default hotkeys are strange and very counter-intuitive compared to other editors and apps. But it's an old scheme that's been in use for many years. I'd love to change it but we need more than just the two of us to agree :)

     
  • Vadim Voituk
    Vadim Voituk
    2009-09-02

    Totally agreed with you guys.

    Maybe the good solution will be to create separate key-binding settings file for Mac users
    And deploying it inside the jEdit package for Mac.

    Any suggestions where to start from?

     
  • Vadim Voituk
    Vadim Voituk
    2009-09-02

    • labels: 102675 -->
    • milestone: 101609 -->
     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2011-12-06

    • assigned_to: nobody --> evanpw
     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2011-12-06

    Why not create a Mac OSX keymap for jEdit 5.0?

     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2011-12-06

    The process of creating an emacs keymap for jedit was iterative. I had some of the right things in the first commit but I kept remembering and adding others later. After the three of you (seph, voituk, and evan) each give it a once or twice-over and add things you think are missing, we will end up with something good.

     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2014-05-10

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • Group: --> v5.2
     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2014-05-10

    Testing the mac os keymap, cmd+f does open the search dialog, and it also will search for whatever is selected if something is selected, so I didn't know what to bind cmd+e to.
    Also, cmd+g does seem to search again.
    I am closing this as fixed. thanks for your help with the macos keymap!