I recently wanted to use the 'keyboard-shortcuts' tag, but then learned that it is a synonym of the 'keyboard' tag; however, this did not make sense to me in the context of the thread I was attempting to add it to.
In my opinion, the 'keyboard' tag focuses on the physical hardware; whereas, the 'keyboard-shortcuts' tag focuses on the software implementation, namely an operating system's or an application's ability to provide quick and easy access to features, which is keyboard independent.
To label a post with the 'keyboard' tag when ones intention is to focus on one or more 'keyboard-shortcuts' can be misleading in my opinion.
So why is it that these are set up as synonyms of each other? And if we can reach a consensus, can this synonym relationship be removed?
If we are to split these into distinct tags and alter their respective descriptions, I propose the following:
- keyboard: 'A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered' (Unchanged)
- keyboard-shortcuts: 'A combination, or sequence of, keyboard keys that when activated, trigger an action to be performed by a piece of software'