Nicolas Petton

Web developer, Lisper, Smalltalker & Emacs maniac.

Keybindings in Amber's new IDE

January 13, 2014

Amber's new IDE, fondly named Helios, has been built with keyboard power users in mind from the beginning. It evolved quite a bit over time, and keyboard shortcuts as well as their UI are no exception.

Last week we improved the Keybinding helper UI in helios, making it more prominent and accessible. The previous version was greatly inspired by Emacs' minibuffer, and while I'm an Emacs user, I think this iteration makes it a lot more accessible.

Here's a short video demonstrating the new user interface.

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