Zacchiroli: working with FSF on Debian Free-ness assessment
Posted Jul 13, 2012 21:26 UTC (Fri) by JanC_
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And for a recent release of Evince:
1. Some very common actions (such as jumping to a particular page) have no keyboard bindings.
"Go to page" is Ctrl+L. Most common actions seem to have keybindings (but "common" might be a personal thing).
2. What keyboard bindings there are consist of multiple modifier keys so relief from carpal-stressing mouse handling is slight.
Seems like all shortcuts require at most 1 modifier.
Also, if you have physical problems, I suggest you look into the a11y configuration for your distro/desktop (as I did recently).
3. Making the preceding points worse, tab order in the interface is inconsistent or wrong.
This would require more information about what you consider wrong or inconsistent, as I don't use that much (probably best as a bug report). I assume tab order is also important for e.g. blind people who have to rely on a screen reader like Orca.
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 keystroke.
There is a button for that which you can add to the toolbar. I don't know about a keystroke.
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.
Seems like it doesn't update the bookmark view indeed. You might want to submit a feature request bug to improve this (or provide a patch yourself).
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