Wishlist : Customize keyboard shortcuts popup (while pressing super)

Bug #982041 reported by CheolHan Yoon on 2012-04-15
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
John Lea
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Original ubuntuforums.org thread :

I love this new 'quick keyboard help' features.But it would be great adding more some features.

 - multiple help sheets

Unity, terminal(bash), firefox, nautilus, evince, movie player, etc.
While holding down super key, left or right key for rotate multiple help sheets.
Users can add own sheet.
Multiple format support(I don't know what format used currently).
    key=value pair plain text
    one page pdf

 - multiple help sheets with current active window(process) auto detection

While in firefox, super key pops up ff key shortcuts.
While in terminal, super key pops up some basic bash commands or readline keys. Even better, detect current process at that moment.

I don't think unity support most apps cheetsheets. But, like bash-completion, if we can get some base infra for adding sheets and detecting process, then users or application developers can add their own.
Users can get quick keyboard help if they remember 'Super' key. Simple is function!

Tnanks for improving Unity!

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Thank you for taking your time to report this bug to make Ubuntu better. This however requires input from the design team. Hence marking incomplete until further feedback from the design team.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Interesting idea, patches accepted ;-)

Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: udp
CheolHan Yoon (mait) wrote :


Alex Baggott (alex-baggott) wrote :

As part of the big bug review for 16.04 LTS, I think this is a feature request rather than a bug.

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Opinion
tags: added: rls-w-incoming
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