No software installations overwrite existing software's hotkeys, Or the existing ones refuse to yield and then I can't use them in the new software...
As far as I understand, BBCeditor does not overwrite "existing software's hotkeys". It has it's own set but you can tell the same about any other application in your system. I don't think there is easy way to check which shortcuts are occupied globally because there are too many "tricks" behind it: registry entries, Start menu keys, services, background applications with keyboard hooks or drivers. Do you really think I should check all possibilities and disable not suited combinations?
The only solution I can see is to make my set configurable but this is something I still have to learn and can't do right away.
That is why I assumed that common shortcuts (i.e. Ctrl+B) are safe enough to be used. I thought the same thing about combinations which exist in other editors (i.e. Ctl+Space in Visual Studio).
I never know what will happen when I press the hotkeys now. Grrrr. !!
For BBCeditor: Help -> Shortcuts.
I've always thought that I should always expect that focused application keys have priority. If other application starts working while sitting in tray or background then it is its "fault". It is rather non-standard behaviour to be worried about hooks set by other applications. I.e. how can I predict that nVidia will take Alt+LeftArrow to rotate screen by 90 degrees or FARR will pop up? It is almost impossible to do.
I feel your criticism is undeserved because I simply did what I had thought would be the best: to follow other editors shortcuts as much as possible.
I will try to limit my keys a little bit (i.e. Ctrl+Space and Ctrl+Alt+Space for snippets only
) but I don't really know how far should I go.