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Re: [XBoard-devel] Copy - Paste

From: Tim Mann
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] Copy - Paste
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:56:07 -0700

I think I avoided using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V because I wanted to make sure
that if the user is working in one of the windows that can have text in
it (especially in the ICS Interaction window), Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V will
still do text copy/paste.  If you can solve that, it seems OK to change
the keys.

I can't say whether users would lynch us for taking away the old keys,
as I have no idea if anyone uses them.  I guess you use them, or you
wouldn't mind that they are nonstandard...?  You could always leave
both the new and old keys working if you're worried people are used to
the old ones.

On Fri, 10 Jul 2009 18:14:27 +0200, "h.g. muller" <address@hidden> wrote:
> I am getting increasingly unhappy with the assignment of accelerator keys
> for copy and paste in previous WinBoard versions. The currently used keys
> are Alt + C/V (Games) and Alt + Shift + C/V (Positions).
> These Alt codes are non-standard, and the use of them here makes it much more
> difficult to make a logical and systematic assignment in other places. 
> Normally
> Ctrl + C/V would be used.
> Only in copying it is needed to tell WinBoard if it should copy the game or 
> position
> to the clipboard. In line with the convention "shiftd = position, unshifted 
> = game"
> the command for Copy Position could then be migrated to Ctrl + Shift + C .
> For pasting WinBoard is smart enough to see if a game or a postion is on the
> clipboard, although for symmetry we coul allow both Ctrl + V and Ctrl + 
> Shift + V
> to be universal paste commands.
> Would users lynch us if we stop supporting the Alt + C/V accelerators for copy
> and paste?

Tim Mann  address@hidden  http://tim-mann.org/

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