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Re: Idea for development
- Subject: Re: Idea for development
- From: Chris Bennett <..hidden..>
- Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:29:28 -0600
On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 06:33:30PM -0800, Chris Travers wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 3:24 PM, o1bigtenor <..hidden..> wrote:
> > Greetings
> > I was able to get a copy of Ledger SMB going with Christ Travers
> > assistance (thanks again Chris).
> > Now comes the fun of setting up the books and as there are for a farm in
> > Canada a pile of GIFI codes (in the 9000 range) that are not normally used
> > for most businesses that I am setting up accounts for.
> > What is quite challenging is that it is necessary to be moving from the
> > keyboard to the mouse and back again to enter a number of new accounts. I
> > have looked for a key combination that checks off a entry box but have not
> > been able to find such. It is also awkward to start the New Account page
> > and complete all the relevant information. It is not that it can't be done
> > but when you have about 100 accounts to enter I would like to do things as
> > quickly as possible.
> > Would there be any way to modify these screens to facilitate keyboard only
> > use?
> > Would it be possible to have a key combination that would bring up a New
> > Account screen for completion?
> Yeah. We should do this.
> > (This might be something where if one were in that part of the system an
> > Alt-n would trigger a new screen (some other combination would also likely
> > work).)
> I think the first step is to evaluate the screen and send a list of what
> keyboard combinations would be most helpful. Another thing we have for 1.4
> is a csv upload option, so you can write the chart in Excel and upload it.
> > Is there any want from the development team for someone to work with them
> > to renew the help file/documentation?
> Absolutely. Any contributions are appreciated.
> Best Wishes,
> Chris Travers
Minor suggestion, my window manager uses Alt + another key for
everything. I would like to suggest using something like Alt+Shift+Key.
Avoids any window manager problems for me, if nobody else. :)
Being able to do everything from keyboard is a good idea.
I use vim editor which can be all keyboard and mice break!