Assigning a keyboard shortcut to Trash is a waste of available shortcut

Bug #749480 reported by matejcik on 2011-04-03
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Ayatana Design

Bug Description

especially when this shortcut is single-modifier Win+T, and cannot be overriden

Seriously, whoever came up with that idea obviously didn't think it through. I mean, i understand that everything in the Unity panel should be accessible by keyboard; but keeping this in mind, i would question the decision to place Trash in there at all. I don't know what kind of users you are working with, but i have never in my life seen anyone use trash so frequently that they would benefit from having a keyboard shortcut for it.
On the other hand, there are many perfectly good uses of Win+T keyboard combination for power users, such as "open (T)erminal"

If it is really necessary to see Trash all the time (which i doubt, but i'll admit that i have no usability testing backing that opinion), perhaps placing it on the indicator applet would be a better idea

Tuomo Sipola (tuomosipola) wrote :

First I used the Win key to open the terminal since it is the single most used application for me. Then all these modern desktops started using it for their purposes, so I had to move to Win+T for terminal opening. Now that is hard-coded to open the Trash. There should be a way to change that through the keyboards shortcut settings. Ctrl-Alt-T is not an easy and fast combination anymore.

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