"Ryan Leavengood" <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On 6/5/07, Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Hi there, > > > > Ticket http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/1255 proposes to change the > > multi > > -selection semantics in Haiku to fit those used in Windows, Linux, > > and > > partially MacOS X (it does use the Apple key instead of the Control > > key, though). > > Do I hear anybody weeping in the dark when I do as the ticked says? > > :-) > > 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.) I was thinking the current leftclick+control (the single-button-mouse fallback option to bring up the right-click context menu) would conflict with the function control would have in list selection, but people with Control set as the "shortcut key" have leftclick+alt as the context menu fallback option. 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. /Jonas.