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osx: Default Modifier Key should be Cmd instead of Ctrl #1677

kaffeeundsalz opened this Issue Sep 2, 2015 · 2 comments


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kaffeeundsalz commented Sep 2, 2015

As documented here, Quod Libet uses the Ctrl key for most of its keyboard shortcuts, which is totally fine on Linux and Windows. On OS X however, the default modifier key is Cmd, as is also documented in Apple's OS X Human Interface Guidelines.

This means that e.g. for a copy/paste action, OS X users would use Cmd+C/Cmd+V instead of Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V. I suggest changing the default key bindings from Ctrl to Cmdfor the Mac build, as this would greatly improve user experience of Quod Libet on OS X.


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lazka commented Sep 6, 2015

lazka added a commit that referenced this issue Oct 5, 2015

osx: bundle the "Mac" gtk theme as it includes the mac key binding ov…
…errides. See #1677

It seems to get used automatically when present (see gtk-key-theme-name gtk setting)

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lazka commented Oct 5, 2015

I haven't looked at the HIG etc so if there are any shortcuts which have a more common alternative on OSX, please post here or open another issue.

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