[vlc-devel] Re: [PATCH] Hotkeys section of the user manual

Antoine Cellerier dionoea at via.ecp.fr
Sun Nov 12 01:52:11 CET 2006

Thanks for the patch. I'll apply it when i'm finished moving the
docuementation to
http://wiki.videolan.org/index.php/Documentation:Documentation .

On Sun, Nov 05, 2006, D D wrote:
>    Hello VLC team,
>    Here is a proposed patch for the Hotkeys section of the VLC user manual.
>    The contents of the attached file hotkeys_manual_patch.tar.gz are:
>    basic-use.xml: This is a new version of
>    www.videolan.org/doc/play-howto/src/en/basic-use.xml. I added a subsection
>    about the jump hotkeys.  I also added descriptions of how hotkey's
>    modifier keys are displayed and changed under Mac OS X.  Also, I changed
>    window names to be in italics instead of in quotes (for consistency with
>    elsewhere in the manual), and made some other minor changes to the
>    existing text.
>    basic-use.xml.diff: Output of "svn diff basic-use.xml".
>    intf-wx-hotkeys.jpg: This replaces
>    www.videolan.org/images/documentation/play-howto/intf-wx-hotkeys.jpg,
>    which is out of date. (For example, the navigation menu on the left hand
>    side of the Preferences panel no longer looks like that.)
>    intf-wx-hotkeys2.jpg: This is a new screenshot which illustrates changing
>    the jump length.  It should be copied to
>    www.videolan.org/images/documentation/play-howto/intf-wx-hotkeys2.jpg.
>    intf-wx-hotkeys.png, intf-wx-hotkeys2.png:  I noticed that using PNG
>    instead of JPEG saved 12 kB for each file and eliminated the JPEG
>    compression artifacts that are visible around text.  I have included PNG
>    versions for comparison, if you are interested.
>    Here is why I think adding a subsection about the jump hotkeys to the
>    manual is a good idea.  (I'll repeat what I said in the email I sent to
>    vlc-devel a month ago.) Forum posts suggest that some users are not aware
>    of the jump hotkeys, but they are quite useful.  I think they are the only
>    way to drag the playback position around when in full-screen mode, and
>    holding down a jump back hotkey is VLC's equivalent of a rewind button.
>    Here are the forum posts I am thinking of:
>    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=17550
>    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=11445
>    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=3129
>    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=12676
>    Also, I didn't know about the jump hotkeys until I happened to come across
>    one of the above forum posts.
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Antoine Cellerier

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