[vlc-devel] Hard-coding space key to play / pause action

Rob Jonson rob at hobbyistsoftware.com
Thu Apr 4 13:02:52 CEST 2013

what would be the advantage of hard-coding over configurable (with sensible
default) ?

On 4 April 2013 10:24, David Fuhrmann <david.fuhrmann at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Several weeks ago, I proposed the attached patch to hard-code the space
> hotkey to play / pause action.
> From a user point of view, IMHO some keys should just always trigger the
> intuitive action such as escape (Exit fullscreen) and also space (toggle
> play / pause). With this patch, space can be still assigned to another
> action with preferences.
> For the qt intf, space is the default key for play / pause, but it can be
> overridden. For the macosx intf, space was hard-coded to play / pause.
> Do you have any opinions / objections for this patch?
> I am also fine to hard-code the space hotkey to play/pause in the macosx
> intf again. But as discussed in [1], a consistent solution for all intfs
> would be better.
> With best regards,
> David
> [1]
> http://mailman.videolan.org/pipermail/vlc-devel/2013-February/091853.html
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