As a software engineer, I can see where adding a full customization of shortcuts capability would be a too-large task for a too-small audience.
However, the same is not true of a page of checkboxes to selectively disable shortcuts. That should be a relatively straightforward software task.
In my case, the “A” key is no problem. For a variety of reasons, I generally keep my hands away from the keyboard and do everything with the mouse.
And that is where the problems start for me.
I have two separate tremor disorders (Parkinsons and Essential), so I can well relate to…
…but that is not something we can expect the designers of our beloved app to compensate for. So I live with my handicap and the annoyance thereof.
My big complaint is double-clicks with a permanent, or drastic or not easily reversed effect.
Because of tremor, many times when my brain commands “Press!” my hand responds “Go it!”, “Got it!” and I have a double click. In most places in most apps, this is merely irritating, but not a very serious. “Dern! I didn’t want to open that. Click ‘Cancel’”
But what keeps happening to me in Shotcut, is that I have an uncommanded double-click, and something vanishes, especially in the Playlist. Ctrl-Z does not get it back. Sometimes this means abandoning my most recent work and going back to the previous backup. (I do Save-As with sequential numbers several times per hour.)
This one I would like to be able to disable.
This is a nonstarter.
I probably have more experience in C++ than any of the designers of Shotcut (an advantage of being very old) and from that experience I have hesitated from diving in to the sourcecode of Shotcut. I have done modification work on existing applications for so much of my career that I know how much time and effort the familiarization with a new code edifice is.
Should I expend all of that effort, only to have it erased, or need to re-tune it, as soon as the next revision of Shotcut is published?
Hire a competent C++ software engineer?
If your YouTube channel has already paid for your 2020 C8 Corvette, perhaps yes. For most this is out of the question.
The current going invoice rate for competent C++ software engineers on a consultant basis ranges between $75 and $250 per hour.