Myk Melez working on Mozilla projects
Four XUL apps use the same shortcut for switching tabs. That doesn't say a lot about the Windows ecosystem.PgDn is two keys on my laptop keyboard.
I thought the standard shortcuts for this were Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab.
Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab are universal: I can't think of a single Windows application with tabs which doesn't implement them. They're also really easy to hit with one hand (especially if you replace Caps Lock with Ctrl, as a lot of Emacs users do).
They also make a ton of sense because they mirror Tab/Shift + Tab and Alt + Tab/Alt + Shift + Tab.
If you're in need of a XUL-based instant messenger which tries to be as familiar as possible for Firefox users (that includes keyboard shortcuts amond other things) then you could try Instantbird by the way: http://www.instantbird.comI admit that this was a kind of advertisement now ;)
Jesse: I can't speak to the Windows ecosystem generally, just my particular experience with it. Nevertheless, XUL app consistency is not a given; on Mac, Komodo's shortcuts are different from Firefox's and Thunderbird's.Benedikt: yup, Instantbird is on the list of apps that I mention using regularly in this post. :-)
d'oh .. how could I possibly have missed that? :D
Benedikt: Didn't you mean to ask why Myk uses Instantbird on Windows but Adium on Mac?Another interesting consistency with XUL applications is that they tend to be cross-platform, so that we can keep using the same applications on all our computers :).
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