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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Otherwise, you couldn't implement a game using Ctrl+W for a game action.
I hope Mozilla funds Gnash development
Posted Feb 22, 2012 18:42 UTC (Wed) by marm (guest, #53705)
Which is worse? Breaking a couple of Flash applications which use strange key combinations, or breaking ALL keyboard shorcuts for users of ALL Flash applications? The choice should not be hard :)
Besides, you can always add a "forward all keystrokes to this applet" toggle, which can be used in the exceptional cases.
Posted Feb 22, 2012 23:04 UTC (Wed) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
which is better? having some portions of the app unavailable? or having some portions of the browser unavailable?
in my case it's more annoying to have the portions of the app unavailable, but I can understand how other people would want it the other way.
the particular command-line app that I run into trouble with most frequently pre-dates the start of firefox, let alone chrome, so you can't blame the app for using a 'reserved' key combination.
think about this a bit more, how can a browser know what key combinations are reserved by the Desktop Environment? what should happen if you have a conflict there?
Posted Feb 23, 2012 20:26 UTC (Thu) by marm (guest, #53705)
I meant that the user should be the one to make the choice, not the application.
> in my case it's more annoying to have the portions of the app unavailable, > but I can understand how other people would want it the other way.
Then make it an option in browser preferences.
Posted Feb 23, 2012 11:38 UTC (Thu) by loevborg (guest, #51779)
Posted Feb 23, 2012 14:54 UTC (Thu) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Probably you're thinking about ctrl-alt-del?
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