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Re: Adding global mouse shortcuts in GAL tool framework
Thanks for the idea - seems like that could be a fairly flexible way
to generalise action shortcuts.
Perhaps such a refactor would be better after the hotkeys aren't
synced with legacy, though.
On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 8:58 AM Maciej Sumiński <maciej.suminski@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi John,
> One possible way of solving the problem is to change the m_defaultHotkey
> in TOOL_ACTION class to a TOOL_EVENT field which says what triggers the
> action. Then ACTION_MANAGER instead of comparing hotkeys should run
> TOOL_EVENT::Matches() to check whether a processed TOOL_EVENT is
> supposed to fire an action.
> On 11/21/18 11:15 AM, John Beard wrote:
> > Hi,
> > A little technical query provoked by someone else's question, which I
> > was unable to answer.
> > Say one wanted to add a global mouse shortcut, for example, double
> > middle-click to do "zoom-to-fit" .
> > The current mouse events are handled on a contextual basis in the
> > event loops for each tool. Thus, each tool handles its own clicks,
> > drags, etc, which generally makes sense for the basic left/right
> > clicks as what that does is usually highly tool-dependent. Global key
> > shortcuts for ACTIONs are handled at a higher level and and either
> > trigger a transition set by setTransitions(), or translated to an
> > event and caught by the current tool's event loop as their own event
> > (checked with evt->IsAction())
> > However, there appears to be no way to add a mouse click pattern to an
> > ACTION, thus you can't have a global double-middle-click, unless you
> > add an "if( evt->IsDblClick( BTN_MIDDLE))" to every event loop.
> > What would be the right way (if any) to approach this? I'm ignoring
> > for now the UI implications of presenting such a shortcut in the
> > hotkey dialog, implementing the "set hotkey" action, and any problems
> > that might arise in having it co-exist with legacy hotkeys.
> > Cheers,
> > John
> > : https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1480868
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