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HotKey Consistency #1359

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hmelman opened this issue Jan 29, 2013 · 1 comment
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HotKey Consistency #1359

hmelman opened this issue Jan 29, 2013 · 1 comment


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@hmelman hmelman commented Jan 29, 2013

Quicksilver uses HotKey and Hot Key inconsistently. Places include:

  • the plugin named: HotKey Triggers
  • HotKey in the + menu in the Triggers Preference
  • Hot Key in the panel of the Triggers Preference
  • HotKey in the 3rd column of the Triggers Preference
  • In the Extras Preferences "HotKeys when Quicksilver is focused"
  • Both Hot Key and HotKey in the Setup wizard
  • "hot keys" in the Guide Preference panel
  • Command Preferences uses HotKey and "hotkey"

There's also the old System HotKey Commands plugin which refers to something else entirely and uses "Hotkeys" in its description

These should probably be made consistent.

There doesn't seem to be a concensus in other Mac apps. OS X seems to use Shortcut consistently.
The Mission Control System Prefs says "Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts" (and "Hot Corners")
The Keyboard System Prefs uses Keyboard Shortcuts
Spotlight System Prefs refers to Keyboard Shortcut
Dictation System Prefs refers to Shortcut

The least amount of work would be to choose either HotKey or Hot Key.

The most OS X compatible solution would be to:
Name the plugin Keyboard Triggers (which I think should be done anyway)
Replace "HotKey" and "Hot Key" with "Keyboard Shortcut" or "Shortcut" based on context

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@skurfer skurfer commented Jan 30, 2013

Replace "HotKey" and "Hot Key" with "Keyboard Shortcut" or "Shortcut" based on context

This is my vote, for what it's worth.

@skurfer skurfer self-assigned this Jun 26, 2015
@skurfer skurfer closed this as completed in 7ff2f21 Jul 8, 2015
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