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Re: hotkeys behaviour changed recently?


On 7/25/19 5:15 AM, Tomasz Wlostowski wrote:
> On 24/07/2019 19:28, Jeff Young wrote:
>> Hi Tom,
>> I’ll implement the preference if you’ll review my latest via push-n-shove stuff. ;)
> Hi Jeff,
> Sure - do you mean the stitching via pushing patch? I can also help with
> the hotkey action preference.
> Cheers,
> Tom

I'm still thinking we should have separate keys for immediate and select
tool (menu accelerator) modes.  My reasoning is that the menu
accelerator keys shown in the menus do no match the actual action
performed.  In other words selecting the Place->Wire menu entry shows
the menu accelerator key as 'W' but pressing the 'W' key is not the same
behavior as selecting the menu entry which is how menu accelerators
behave in every other application.  Something like 'Ctrl+W` should be
used as the menu accelerator key and 'W' should be the immediate action
key (hotkey).  I think the option is going to be confusing when it's set
to immediate mode.



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