Optimization for Keyboard

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etc
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Optimization for Keyboard

Post by etc » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:15 am

If last_options_page is "Keyboard", and when Options dialog is just open, (or after "Apply" is clicked,) the focus is in the first hotkey box, which blocks the accelerator keys, though Tab/Shift+Tab can be used.

I think the "Show commands containing:" box is most often used. How about moving the three hotkey boxes down to the bottom? Let "Show commands containing:" box be at the top to get the focus by default. It would be more natural when we filter and manage commands constantly.


By the way, I think the "Toggle Window" hotkey should not exit Everything even if "Run in background" is disabled.

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Re: Optimization for Keyboard

Post by void » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:05 am

Added to my FIXME list, thanks for the suggestion.

Currently, Alt shortcuts will not work when a key edit has focus.

I like the idea of focusing the "Show commands containing:" edit when the keyboard page is first shown.
Another option is to make the user click with the mouse in the key edit before it will accept key presses.
By the way, I think the "Toggle Window" hotkey should not exit Everything even if "Run in background" is disabled.
Please try the Show Window hotkey instead.

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Re: Optimization for Keyboard

Post by etc » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 pm

void wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:05 am
By the way, I think the "Toggle Window" hotkey should not exit Everything even if "Run in background" is disabled.
Please try the Show Window hotkey instead.
I mean:
When "Run in background" is disabled, pressing "Toggle Window" hotkey in an Everything window will close the window.
Is it possible to make it just minimize the window? So we can toggle the window even when "Run in background" is disabled.

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Re: Optimization for Keyboard

Post by void » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:54 am

I'll consider minimizing Everything, instead of closing it, when using the toggle window hotkey.
Or, at least I'll add an option to do this.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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