From: Casey West Date: 20:31 on 13 Aug 2003 Subject: Terminal.app Give me back my Page Up/Page Down keys! It is *nod* unreasonable to want those for other things. I know what you're going to say, they can be remapped in 10.3 Terminal.app. Well no, I've tried it, and it doesn't work. Of all things, you have to use Cmd-P and Cmd-N! This! Is! BROKEN!
From: peter (Peter da Silva) Date: 21:47 on 13 Aug 2003 Subject: Re: Terminal.app > Give me back my Page Up/Page Down keys! And the rest. Mac OS X rant #0: If you want to have a utility that'll do something with a selected object, you can put it in the services menu, you can put it in the contextual menu, you can put it in the script menu, you can map a function key to it, you can make a control-click dock applet to grab it, you can drop it into a dock applet, you can drop it into a window, you can drop it into a menu applet, you can drop it on an icon on the desktop, or you can have your own menu. All of these things have their own unique API. Some of these things are just side effects of other things you can do, but at the very least they should be able to bring together the services menu, the contextual menu, and key bindings. Honestly. The services menu is straight from NeXTStep. It's got no business being in here except it was in there. It should have just been another context menu line right from the start, and services that aren't available should just not be shown. Then, the context menu is fundamentally a shortcut. There shouldn't be anything there that isn't available from the regular menus. Particularly, an application shouldn't have options for its own objects that only exist in the context menu. And then there's the key bindings. GOD they're a mess. No, there needs to be a single central "input manager" preference pane that shows you what keys are mapped to what actions in every damn installed app, and you should be able to change any of them. Same with contextual menus: if I want to have "save selected text as" in a context menu in Terminal then let me. Or disable "CMD-W" for Terminal because I keep closing windows when I hit CMD-W instead of CTL-W... Personally, I like the way Terminal does pgup/pgdn. But I don't even like using arrow keys in a terminal session. :)
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