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SubjectRe: [PATCH resend v3 3/3] kconfig: nconf: add vi-style navigation keys
On 2013-02-09 Saturday at 12:36 +0100 Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> Rolland, All,
> On Saturday 09 February 2013 Roland Eggner wrote:
> > Regarding the <h>/<H> conflict: My vision is to eliminate the need for help
> > keybindings <h> <?> at all by displaying the related help text beside the
> > menu permanently, similar to some graphical backends. For terminals with
> > COLUMNS>=160 this should be rather easy to implement. nouveaufb gives me by
> > default terminal with 274 columns, “retina” displays are entering the market
> > … the frequency of COLUMNS>=160 terminals probably will continue to grow.
> > While staying compatible with COLUMNS=80, it seems reasonable to use the
> > capabilities of wider terminals, or what would you say?
> How do you navigate up/down in the help text (when the terminal is not
> high enought to display the entire help) if it is displayed at the same
> time the menu entries are, yet without breaking the UI behavior people
> expect?

Good question. My vision is a UI similar to mc with directory listing in one
panel, file content in the other panel, “quick view” and “lynx-like navigation”
switched on. Help keybindings <h> <?> will become superfluous, and keybindings
<Tab> <Ctrl-i> to switch focus between menu and help “panel” will be added.
Implementation will require some ncurses exercise and more time, than I have
available in near future. Thus I keep saying “no promise …”

Roland Eggner
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