[haiku-development] Re: multi-selection semantics

  • From: "François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 16:54:17 +0200 CEST

> > That would be great, IMO. Those little differences always sort of
> > annoyed me when using BeOS. Though of course after a while you
> > adapt.
>
> I suppose that if the Ctrl-people will have the more "PC-like"
> behaviour,
> (Ctrl and Shift working as they expect in list views), as is natural
> given
> their majority, then the old Ctrl-Alt low-level swapping means, that
> us
> Alt-people get an odd mix that is neither Windows/Linux nor MacOS.
> No? (Much like how those of us who choose Alt as shortcut key have
> to Ctrl-Tab instead of the standard Alt-Tab.)

Yeah that's annoying, please think of both :)

>
> Will you implement multi-range selection as in Windows?
> IIRC, you do this by varying which of ctrl and shift you keep pressed
> while
> you walk the files with the arrow keys/etc. As an example you can
> select a
> range, then deselect a range within that range, or go on and add
> another
> range, with or without the mouse. It's convenient sometimes.

Yes, using space to toggle items...

That's useful for mouse-disabled ppl (or ppl with usb mouse that don't
work)...

François.

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