[Cin] Help: clarify some points of the manual

Georgy Salnikov sge at nmr.nioch.nsc.ru
Wed Sep 30 11:27:13 CEST 2020

On Wed, 30 Sep 2020, Andrea paz via Cin wrote:

> At the beginning of the shortcuts chapter, in the manual, it is
> already mentioned the problems of the Alt key on some DEs. Do you
> think it is better to deepen/clarify?

I'd point out somehow like so.

In Cinelerra-GG a lot of shortcuts are defined for various operations.
Although it is quite possible to do everything with the mouse, the extensive
use of shortcuts can make the editing process much more convenient and
efficient. However, with so large variety of shortcuts it is not uncommon
that some of them may interfere with assignments of the same shortcuts to
the user's desktop environment, keyboard language switcher, etc. For
example, the Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Alt-Tab shortcuts are commonly assigned to
switch between different desktop applications, and if so, these keystrokes
will not be available to Cinelerra-GG.

When having problems with some shortcut in Cinelerra-GG, it is recommended
firstly to examine which set of shortcuts is assigned to the desktop
environment and, if necessary, resolve conflict. A special X11 application
`xev' can also help to test the keystrokes functionality (see man xev).
Otherwise, Cinelerra-GG is completely desktop-neutral and has no
requirements of some special window manager's support.

So could be the meaning, you can express this in English definitely better
than me.

Georgy Salnikov
NMR Group
Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry
Lavrentjeva, 9, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
Phone   +7-383-3307864
Email   sge at nmr.nioch.nsc.ru

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