Unity Standard Shortcuts: Make it easier for Windows users

Reported by MC Return on 2012-10-20
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Ayatana Design
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Unity
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Bug Description

Problem:

Windows users are used to certain standard shortcuts. It could be less complicated for them coming over if Ubuntu would start to mimic some of those...

For example:

Alt+F4 to close a window (which is the same standard we are already using)

Others are for example:

Alt+Enter to switch between fullscreen/windowed (we have no default 4 that, but a CCSM option: CCSM->Extra WM Actions->Toggle Fullscreen)

Ctrl+Alt+Del to open the task manager (we have no shortcut for that, and Ctrl+Alt+Del invokes the logout dialogue, which of course will frustrate windows users trying Ubuntu)
see also: bug 890747

I think those 2 mentioned above are the most important ones, which come to mind and frustrated myself a longer while ago, when I first tried GNU/Linux. Of course an experienced user can change that behaviour easily, but this bug report is not about them... ;)

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Design bug, marking incomplete pending design team input.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
MC Return (mc-return) on 2012-11-02
description: updated
MC Return (mc-return) on 2013-01-24
description: updated
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