Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Input Guidelines

Virtual keys are names for generic operations that the user can perform through the interface. They may be mapped to one or more physical key combinations. Application developers are strongly urged to provide support for Help, Properties, Undo, Cut, Copy, and Paste if their application has functions corresponding to these virtual keys. Other virtual keys may be supported as appropriate.



Components and applications that have functions corresponding to the Motif/Common Desktop Environment virtual keys must support those keys. 

See the checklist item for a list of the virtual keys and their mappings.