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Re: HotKey user model


My $0.02:

I don’t want a tool to start doing something while my eyes are possibly off the screen (looking at the keyboard to hit the right hotkey) because my mousing hand may have drifted, causing the action to be carried out in the wrong place (e.g. starting a track in the wrong spot).

If most people disagree, fine, but please definitely include a hotkey action for “select tool” that doesn’t also immediately begin that tool’s action.

Or perhaps make it a global user option whether a hotkey is “select tool” or “start tool action” (for lack of better wording), so us keyboard-lookers don’t have to perform manual gymnastics for every tool select.


> On Apr 26, 2019, at 1:21 PM, Jeff Young <jeff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I’ve been talking to Wayne about the ‘W’ and ‘X’ hotkeys.  It appears the design goal is to have these be immediate actions (that is, they start a wire or a track, rather than just selecting the wire or track tool).
> Presumably this would then also apply to ‘A’, ‘P’, ‘L’, ‘H’, ‘J’, ‘Q’, etc.  (None of these perform an immediate action today, right?)
> Do we want there to be some related way to select the tools?  That is, if ‘Q’ places a no-connect then shift-Q would select the no-connect tool?  If yes, would these be separately editable, or would they simply follow whatever the user changed the main hotkeys to?
> Or is there some other facility that’s already supposed to work for tools?
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