Ticket #4373 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

Sort order menu shortcut changed from S to O, why?

Reported by: birdie Owned by: andrew_b
Priority: major Milestone: 4.8.29
Component: mc-core Version: 4.8.28
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset: committed-master

Description

I'm quite upset as to why MC 4.8.28 has changed the Sort order shortcut in the menu from S to O.

Is there any justification for that? Could we get the old shortcut back? There's nothing else which uses the S character in the F9 menu.

"S" has been used for for over two decades, now it doesn't work.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Milestone 4.8.29 deleted

comment:2 Changed 7 months ago by birdie

There's no SFTP in Midnight Commander 4.8.28 in Fedora 36.

SFTP is not such a popular protocol to change the 20 year old defaults.

Whatever, looks like you don't care.

comment:3 Changed 7 months ago by birdie

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution wontfix deleted

In the "SFTP link..." menu item there are at least seven more characters to use.

Let's check:

  • K is not used anywhere else
  • N is not used anywhere else

Yeah, let's break what people are used to. Have you become the Gnome project followers?

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by birdie

Ignore, the wrong ticket.

Last edited 6 months ago by birdie (previous) (diff)

comment:5 follow-up: ↓ 6 Changed 6 months ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 6 months ago by birdie

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution wontfix deleted

Replying to andrew_b:

Is it possible to use N or K for SFTP please?

I've used the S shortcut for sorting for 20 years. I totally don't like how someone has decided to break decades old shortcuts.

comment:7 Changed 5 months ago by andrew_b

  • Owner set to andrew_b
  • Status changed from reopened to accepted
  • Component changed from mc-key-bindings to mc-core
  • Milestone set to 4.8.29

comment:8 Changed 5 months ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from accepted to testing
  • Votes for changeset set to committed-master
  • Resolution set to fixed

comment:9 Changed 5 months ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from testing to closed

comment:10 Changed 5 months ago by birdie

A big warm thank you, Andrew!

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