id

142

publisher

goffi@goffi.org/d08fc2c8-30c5-4081-bff7-2f0f733436e8

title
Primitivus is not easy to use at the beginning. It should display some help
reporter
jnanar
created
29/07/2016, 16:37
updated
29/07/2016, 16:41
labels
Primitivus
type
bug
status
queued
priority
normal
milestone
0.7
severity
normal
body

The first time we launch Primitivus, it is difficult to know how to use it. There are a lot of useful shortcuts but I had to read the code to discover them. As the first window (profile selector) does not use a large area of the screen, it could be useful to display a list of shortcuts or a small help message, or a text that say that we can have information when typing an easy to remember shortcut (C-c ?). In my opinion, the easiest (and sufficient) improvement would be a list of the more useful shortcuts on the profile first screen: C-x quit M-m display/hide the menu C-n show the next notification C-s hide/redisplay a pop-up window temporarily F2 hide/display the roster Chat rooms M-p hide/display the list of participants M-t hide/display timestamps M-n use/don't use short nicks M-l hide/display window decorations It would help people to understand the program and they would not panic if they used a shortcut by mistake. Moreover, an "about" menu entry could display the same information in order to access it without have to logout and login again. Thanks.

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In addition, it is mandatory to press "shift" in order to select and/or past text in the window. It is not instinctive but this is how urwid works (see https://github.com/mitmproxy/mitmproxy/issues/597). The previously mentioned help text should mention that too.

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