[carbon-emacs:176] Re: [OS X TeX] Re: PDFViewer

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Thu May 17 14:13:48 EDT 2007

On May 17, 2007, at 9:25 AM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
> On May 17, 2007, at 00:20, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:
>> Like Chris, I also am not satisfied with inability to bind simple  
>> keys (e.g., the arrows) to "previous" and "next" page. Using the  
>> icons, or the combination Cmd+LeftArrow; Cmd+RightArrow, is no so  
>> efficient.
> As far as I know, this is the way Apple thinks it should be,

I'll grant you that, but of course, that's about as compelling a  
reason for disallowing unmodified shortcut keybindings as Leviticus  
is a reason for criminalizing the consumption of shellfish. :-)

> For PDF viewing applications, the arrow keys are already used for  
> other things by the scroll view.

True, though the unmodified arrow keys in Preview.app conveniently  
default to "Next" and "Previous" if there is no horizontal scrollbar,  
so even Apple shows some flexibility on this score.  If they'd really  
hewn to the Doctrine of Modified Shortcut Keys, they would have just  
disabled the arrow keys in the absence of a horizontal scrollbar.


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