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Old 12/11/2012, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This may be a silly question. But webos uses meta tap + V for paste when +P would be more logical. So what is +P used for?
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Old 12/11/2012, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it's just trying to follow conventions. You know, Ctrl-Z/X/C/V. Don't want to mess people up, when Ctrl-P could possibly be print (which I don't think is supported prior to 3.0).
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Old 12/11/2012, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok. Never thought of print. Thanks
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Old 12/11/2012, 04:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it's just trying to follow conventions. You know, Ctrl-Z/X/C/V. Don't want to mess people up, when Ctrl-P could possibly be print (which I don't think is supported prior to 3.0).
I agree, didn't PalmOS use non-standard or am I thinking of something else? Been a long time since I used Palm OS. Also in webOS don't forget meta + A, that was a nice addition.
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Old 12/11/2012, 05:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree, didn't PalmOS use non-standard or am I thinking of something else? Been a long time since I used Palm OS. Also in webOS don't forget meta + A, that was a nice addition.
Conventions sometimes suck. I recall every body begging opera desktop guys to change from bottom posting to top posting in email replies. They would not budge saying they following conventions even tho it didn't make much sense.

Yes, A for select all is pretty nice
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Old 12/11/2012, 06:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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wow bottom posting e-mail would drive me INSANE
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Old 12/11/2012, 06:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Conventions? Really?

Meta+Z to Undo, Meta+Y to reboot

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Old 12/11/2012, 06:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I work with some folks that are hung up on conventions..... but they think they are actually going to be able to get this stuff to work.... (new software, and conventions haven't been set yet).
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Old 12/11/2012, 06:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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wow bottom posting e-mail would drive me INSANE
Yep. In opera's mail client one can move the cursor and reply at the top if you want, but then your signature will still be at the bottom of all messages. So one has to type it each time or copy and paste, or use no signature. A real mess
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Old 12/12/2012, 10:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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ewwwwww
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Old 12/12/2012, 05:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Conventions? Really?

Meta+Z to Undo, Meta+Y to reboot
Meta+Z/Y is undo/redo like CTRL+Z/Y in windows:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control-Z
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control-Y

So i'm fine with all the META taps a c v z y

and for reboot take OPTION+SHIFT+Sym which the CTRL+ALT+DEL on webOS
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Old 12/12/2012, 08:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Meta+Z/Y is undo/redo like CTRL+Z/Y in windows:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control-Z
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control-Y

So i'm fine with all the META taps a c v z y

and for reboot take OPTION+SHIFT+Sym which the CTRL+ALT+DEL on webOS
It says those keys were chosen for their position on the keyboard. So that +c for copy and +x for cut was just a happy coincidence. Could just as easily have been vbnm on the other side of the key board depending on what the ancients thought would be easier to press
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Old 12/12/2012, 10:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It says those keys were chosen for their position on the keyboard. So that +c for copy and +x for cut was just a happy coincidence. Could just as easily have been vbnm on the other side of the key board depending on what the ancients thought would be easier to press
The actual keys could be used as a mnemonic device: X for scissors, C for copy (which begins with C), V for the tip of a glue bottle, and Z as sort of an arrow type thing. Not sure how Y works. They probably just ran out of consecutive letters.
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Old 12/12/2012, 11:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Either way, it was a good idea for Palm to chose something that a significant proportion of the population was familiar with.
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