Re: [textadept] 4.0 beta Key Command Feedback

From: mitchell <c....at.caladbolg.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 12:36:47 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Hi Robert,

On Thu, 4 Aug 2011, Robert wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm continuing the discussion I posted before in this topic. If there
> is one thread,
> then there is no need for a wiki discussion.
>
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM, mitchell <c....at.caladbolg.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Since 4.0 beta features a radically new set of key commands, this is the
>> place to post feedback.
>>
>> It has been brought to my attention that on Vista/Win7 machines,
>> Ctrl+Alt+Tab and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Tab are taken so they cannot be used to
>> switch between split views.
>>
>> mitchell
>>
>
>> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011, Robert wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> in general I like the new key bindings a lot, but some ideas:
>>>
>>> 1. I'd suggest reverting
>>>
>>> Replace = cr
>>> Replace All = cR
>>> and
>>> Run = car
>>> Compile = caR
>>>
>>> to
>>>
>>> Replace = car
>>> Replace All = caR
>>> and
>>> Run = cr
>>> Compile = cR
>>>
>>> The run/compile commands have been pretty popular, I think, so many
>>> people would have to change these back.
>>> Personally, I used replace from the find dialog (with the different
>>> short cuts there), I just found out now that it's possible directly.
>>
>> cr and cR is more consistent with cf, cg, etc. I had given thought to this,
>> but I prefer consistency over legacy.
>
> One argument against consistency would be that these short cuts are
> 'destructive', so a short cut with more keys would prevent unintended
> replacing.

This is a good point. They commands will be switched.

>
>>> 2.
>>> For zoom
>>> Zoom In = c=
>>> Zoom Out = c-
>>>
>>> I'd prefer
>>>
>>> Zoom In = c+
>>> Zoom Out = c-
>>>
>>> This is what all other applications I have open do. On my keyboard
>>> layout "=" and "-" aren't next to each other.
>>
>> That is a perfectly valid point; I know the layout I chose will not satisfy
>> everyone. However the logic was that Ctrl+Shift should deal with selections
>> since Ctrl+Shift+9 = '(' = select parenthesis, Ctrl+Shift+, = '<' = select
>> angle brackets, Ctrl+Shift+' = '"' = select double quotes, etc. on my US
>> keyboard. Therefore Ctrl+Shift+= = '+' = grow selection.
>>
>> I am open to suggestions about remapping grow/shrink selection provided they
>> fit the Ctrl+Shift criteria though.
>
> Okay, I see the logic now. This doesn't work with the German layout,
> however. For example,
> to select in "[" would be Ctrl+Alt Gr+[. Hm, it's the same with single
> quotes on the
> US-layout, isn't it?

Yes, there are a few anomalies...

mitchell
Received on Tue 09 Aug 2011 - 12:36:47 EDT

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