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[bug #43792] Highlight last move doesn't work when pre-moved

From: Tim Mann
Subject: [bug #43792] Highlight last move doesn't work when pre-moved
Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 01:25:55 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:88.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/88.0

Update of bug #43792 (project xboard):

                Category:            XBoard (X11) => XBoard (GTK version)   


Follow-up Comment #1:

Copy/pasting the email discussion from when this was filed:

From: Joshua Pettus <jshpettus@...>
Date: Dec 10, 2014, 7:50 AM
To: bug-xboard

Well it’s a little more general then this.  Making an illegal move clears
the board of any hi-lights and arrows. Because the hi-lighted square is no
longer the last move. The last move was an invalid one.  Idk if this is really
desirable. You can scroll back and forward a move to hi-light the last
recorded move if you need.

From: h.g.muller@...
Date: Wed, Dec 10, 2014, 2:10 PM
To: bug-xboard

Indeed, this works as designed, and that this is on a pre-move is just
co-incidental. It seems that the desired behavior is that after rejection of a
pre-move (or any move) the original state of the highlights is restored,
though. In principle that should be possible. I can imagine that this is most
desirable on a premove, where the rejection would be instantly, so that the
user never gets the chance to see the opponent move.


So, the conclusion was (1) restoring the highlights after an illegal move is
rejected might be a desirable feature, (2) in the absence of that, you can use
the back/forward buttons to see what the last move was and get the highlight

Both the X11 and GTK versions have the same behavior.  (I imagine WinBoard
does too...?)


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