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Re: [Bug-XBoard] "-pieceMenu true" argument, don't works.

From: H.G. Muller
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] "-pieceMenu true" argument, don't works.
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2019 14:39:24 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/60.6.1

Sorry for the late response.

Context menus were never implemented in the GTK version of XBoard; the Piece Menu was considered deprecated in favor of sweep selection, and the -pieceMenu option was only kept for the benefit of the Xaw version.

Sweep selection turns out not to be so easy on touchpad devices as it is with a mouse, though. So in the development version (currently only at http://hgm.nubati.net/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi , the v4.9.x branch) I have been experimenting with an alternative (currently selected by -pieceMenu true). This would not pop up the old-style piece menu on a right-click, but instead a note that explains all the things you can do to edit the position with this new method. Basically it amounts to clicking the clock once to call up a 'palette board' containing each piece once, and snatch pieces from that with a right-click for repeatedly dropping them on empty squares by left-clicking. (But if you only need a single copy of that piece, you can simply move it to the disired location as well.) Extra (left-)clicks on pieces for which this is relevant can be used to grant or revoke (castling or e.p.) rights.

Op 3/30/2019 om 12:40 PM schreef Γιώργος Κωστόπουλος:
Hi! :-)

I'm giving at console "xboard -pieceMenu true" and XBoard starts.
Going at Edit -> Edit Position -> right (or left or double) click on
an empty (or not) square -> Nothing happens. No menu.

Last stable version (4.9.1) from repositories at Devuan ASCII (stable)
x64 KDE (Debian stable based).


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