Zacchiroli: working with FSF on Debian Free-ness assessment
Posted Jul 4, 2012 20:30 UTC (Wed) by anselm
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I'll see whether I can answer these. I have nothing to do with the program other than as a satisfied user, though.
1. Some very common actions (such as jumping to a particular page) have no keyboard bindings.
As far as I can see most of the usual actions do have keyboard bindings (usually Ctrl+Something). »Go to page« is Ctrl+g.These can be customised by the user through a reasonably obvious interface.
2. What keyboard bindings there are consist of multiple modifier keys so relief from carpal-stressing mouse handling is slight.
Most of the keyboard bindings use only one modifier (Ctrl). Again, these can be customised.
3. Making the preceding points worse, tab order in the interface is
inconsistent or wrong.
As far as I can see the tab order looks reasonable.
4. There is no browser-like breadcrumb feature - you cannot visit a
different place in the document and then return with a simple click or
Okular does that. The »go back« feature is Ctrl+Shift+Left, so it's not a »simple« keystroke, but that could be changed in about 1 minute. One might also want to add a »go back« icon to the toolbar, which again is a fairly simple customisation.
5. (A pet issue of mine) When reading a document with bookmarks, the
page view and the bookmark view are not synchronized. Meaning when you
go to a spot by clicking on a bookmark, then do a couple of page-up or
page-down in the page window, then you switch back to the bookmark
window and hit a key, you're dumped to where you started.
It looks like Okular fails that one, then. It does show you where you are in the bookmarks window, though, and tracks your position among the bookmarks if you move around in the page view. Only if you hit a key in the bookmark view that moves you relative to whichever bookmark was selected last.
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