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VS Code UI has mistaken "chord" to mean sequence #89895

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chrisjj opened this issue Feb 3, 2020 · 8 comments
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VS Code UI has mistaken "chord" to mean sequence #89895

chrisjj opened this issue Feb 3, 2020 · 8 comments
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@chrisjj
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@chrisjj chrisjj commented Feb 3, 2020

e.g. status bar

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The program isn't waiting for the second key of a chord, It is waiting for second key (or chord) of a sequence.

EDIT: Further instance:

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@sportshead sportshead commented Feb 3, 2020

Why don't you just put all of your problems with VS Code into one issue

Plus as I said in #89899 "We're programmers, not spell checkers"

So you can stop complaining about bad grammar. Or fix it yourself and make a PR

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@chrisjj chrisjj commented Feb 3, 2020

Why don't you just put all of your problems with VS Code into one issue

I prefer to follow good practice - and the guidelines. "File a single issue per problem"

Plus as I said in #89899 "We're programmers, not spell checkers"

This isn't a spell-check issue.

So you can stop complaining about bad grammar.

This isn't a complaint - it is an defect report. And this issue isn't about grammar.

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@gregvanl gregvanl commented Feb 10, 2020

I'm not sure I understand your issue.
VS Code uses chord to refers to a sequence of two or more separate key presses (including any modifiers like ctrl, alt, shift) so the Status bar comment seems accurate. The status bar is indicating that another keypress is necessary to complete the chord and activate the command.

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@chrisjj chrisjj commented Feb 10, 2020

I'm not sure I understand your issue.
VS Code uses chord to refers to a sequence of two or more separate key presses

There's the issue. That's not what chord means in English (British or American). I'd guess the author of this text is not a native English speaker.

The status bar is indicating that another keypress is necessary to complete the chord and activate the command.

And that's not true. What is true, is that another keypress or chord is needed to complete the sequence.

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@chrisjj chrisjj commented Feb 14, 2020

Could someone please reopen this issue please? It was closed by a contributor who said "I'm not sure I understand your issue." since which he/she has been given further information to help him understand it.

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@gregvanl gregvanl commented Feb 14, 2020

Hi @chrisjj, Sorry to not get back to you. Technology often stretches the definition of English words to explain new ideas or features. VS Code uses "chord" in this way and so far it has resonated with most users. I don't think it is necessary to change the Status bar text.

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@chrisjj chrisjj commented Feb 14, 2020

Technology often stretches the definition of English words to explain new ideas or features.

The existing meaning of chord in keyboard technology is far from new. See Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorded_keyboard .

The fact the term may be new to some VS Code users is a poor excuse for misusing it, miseducating them and degrading accessibility to experienced users.

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