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Emulator Issues #8966

Hotkey configuration is not well documented, or intuitive.

Added by phire almost 5 years ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:
Questionable
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
% Done:

0%

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N/A
Issue type:
Bug
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Regression:
No
Relates to usability:
Yes
Relates to performance:
No
Easy:
Yes
Relates to maintainability:
No
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Description

Could we get some better documentation on this, especially how to map controller buttons to hotkeys.
Maybe somewhere like this wiki page: https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/index.php?title=Configuring_Controllers


Related issues

Related to Emulator - Emulator Issues #8962: Dolphin GamePads need a shortkey for exiting fullscreenInvalid

History

#1 Updated by phire almost 5 years ago

#2 Updated by MayImilae almost 5 years ago

I could write one, but... what would it say?

"Toggle Fullscreen allows you to enter or exit fullscreen."

Isn't that obvious?

Hmm... I guess mixing and matching controllers and keyboard is somewhat difficult, and that might use some explanation...

#3 Updated by phire almost 5 years ago

The issue is that people are never finding the hotkey configuration window. It exists in a completely isolated location that can't be found unless users pull down the options menu, which they don't because all other options can be accessed through the much larger icons a few pixels away (fitts law)
If they don't know that configurable hotkeys exist as a feature, they might not even look, just assuming that dolphin is missing the feature.

Maybe we need to link to it or point it from the controller configuration window.

Even just a mention at the bottom of that wikipage that hotkeys are configuration from the hotkey configuration window would be and improvement.

#4 Updated by MayImilae over 4 years ago

We could make a guide just to let people know that the functionality exists. That seems a little silly, though...

Either way, it would be a mistake to promote an advanced menu to an obvious position. We might move it out of the options menu though? But it was moved there for a reason. :/

#5 Updated by Billiard26 9 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Questionable

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