More cross-platform info needed - menus

Chris Kassopulo ckasso at
Sun May 14 20:42:51 EDT 2006

On Mon, 15 May 2006 08:51:42 +1000, Sarah Reichelt wrote:

> Hi All,
> I usually have the luxury of being completely Mac, but now I have an
> application that has to be Mac, Windows & Linux, so you can expect a
> few stupid questions while I struggle with this. Today's question is
> about menus and what to call things.
> Mac users expect a "Quit" with the shortcut Command-Q.
> I think I am correct in thinking that Windows users expect "Exit". The
> only shortcut seems to be Alt-F4. Is this a system thing or do I have
> to trap the function keys and check for this?
> What is the Linux quitting command called and what is it's shortcut?.
> Preferences: Mac users use "Preferences", Windows programs seem to
> have lots of different terms for this. Is there a preferred standard
> or can I just use Preferences for both Mac & Windows? What do Linux
> people expect this to be called?
> One more question: what is a good Linux distribution to use for testing?
> Thanks,
> Sarah

Hi Sarah,

Quit with Ctrl-Q.

As an aside, in the darker days, some os's used quit to
abandon changes and exit to file them.

Preferences is preferences.

Ubuntu is the hot distribution.  Easy install,
good software selection and easy to maintain.


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