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Blog Archive for timboudreau during September 2004

I just committed some changes to NetBeans key bindings handling, so that mac users will get key bindings that are much more like other mac apps (no change for Windows or Linux users). Specifically what's different: Ctrl -> Command - everything that normally maps to Ctrl will use the Command key instead, except where that's impossible (Command-H always hides the app, Command-Q always quits,...
It's always tempting to write software to be intelligent - it makes us look intelligent! And if you can do it well, you can make a lot of money. But in intelligent software, there are hidden perversities - sometimes it's going to make assumptions that are wrong, either hilariously or disasterously, and the probability of that goes up with the complexity of the software. People are intelligent...