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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0010992||Scribus||User Interface||public||2012-08-02 09:33||2019-06-18 07:52|
|Priority||normal||Severity||feature||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||1.5.0svn|
|Summary||0010992: display possible keyboard modifiers for current action|
|Description||Possible modifiers are powerfull but would be easyer reminded and better used|
when there would be a reminder of them somewhere on screen when usefull.
On the "info palette" or on the "statusbar" (since its a hint about current state's potential)
|Additional Information||As wikipedia states it, << a modifier key is a special key (or combination) on a computer keyboard that temporarily modifies the normal action of another key when pressed together. By themselves, modifier keys usually do nothing; that is, pressing any of the Shift, Alt, or Ctrl keys alone does not (generally) trigger any action from the computer. >>|
For example, pressing the SHIFT key during a Resize-Frame action induces this resize action to be constrained so it keeps the vertical-horizontal ratio of the frame.
When begining a Resize-Frame action, the status bar would display "SHIFT : constrain ratio".
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||Commit 18469 now has fileNew working.|
I was not clear enough.
With "Keyboard modifiers" i did not mean "keyboard shortcuts", but the keys that can be pressed so as to modify the current action.
Keyboard modifiers generaly are : SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, Fn (function), ALTGR key, and sometime Windows key (or SUPER key) or Command-Apple key afaik.
In other words wikipedia explains so (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modifier_key) : << a modifier key is a special key (or combination) on a computer keyboard that temporarily modifies the normal action of another key when pressed together. By themselves, modifier keys usually do nothing; that is, pressing any of the Shift, Alt, or Ctrl keys alone does not (generally) trigger any action from the computer. >>
For example, once the "create text frame" tool is selected, pressing the CTRL key changes the tool's action : it now creates a square.
The request is to display the active modifiers that the user can use with the current tool.
It could be displayed in the status bar since the current modifiers possibilities are part of the current state/status of scribus.
This text should change when the tool changes.
For example, when the "create text frame" tool is selected, the status bar would display for example :
"Create text frame (CTRL : square frame)"
When the "create image frame" tool is selected, the status bar would display
"Create image frame (SHIFT : full size ; CTRL : square frame)".
I choosed short explanations but they might be choosen longer and more explicit as long as there is room for these explanations in the status bar.
With these hints appearing, newcomers would discover new abilities... and so would also oldtimers, since since most of us dont know ALL of the shortcuts possibilities.
It would help to make the best use of Scribus existing strengths.
So I think this bug should be reopened as for now.
gimp status bar with modifier.png (10,950 bytes)
gimp status bar with modifier.png (10,950 bytes)
Jluc.. Please submit a patch. Code is around line 1700 of actionmanager.cpp. Eg:
(*scrActions)["toolsInsertTextFrame"]->setStatusTextAndShortcut( tr("Insert a text frame"));
Commit #18470 (see https://www.scribus.net/websvn/comp.php?repname=Scribus&compare=%2F@18469&compare=%2F@18470) introduced new hint text for base actions, but did not add special hints for possible keyboard modifiers.
the idea is very good.
but i'm not sure that the status bar is the right place for showing the information.
if we add it, we should do it in a way that in the future it's easy to move the messages from the status bar to a dedicated panel that would give hints to the user, with a bigger area available and a link for further information.
|2012-08-02 09:33||JLuc||New Issue|
|2013-09-09 18:53||cbradney||Note Added: 0030581|
|2013-09-09 18:53||cbradney||Assigned To||=> cbradney|
|2013-09-09 18:53||cbradney||Status||new => assigned|
|2013-09-09 19:54||cbradney||Note Added: 0030582|
|2013-09-09 19:54||cbradney||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2013-09-09 19:54||cbradney||Fixed in Version||=> 1.5.0svn|
|2013-09-09 19:54||cbradney||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2013-09-12 21:44||JLuc||Note Added: 0030586|
|2013-09-12 21:51||JLuc||File Added: gimp status bar with modifier.png|
|2013-09-19 18:39||cbradney||Note Added: 0030607|
|2013-10-30 21:39||cbradney||Status||resolved => closed|
|2018-03-30 11:53||JLuc||Status||closed => feedback|
|2018-03-30 11:53||JLuc||Resolution||fixed => reopened|
|2018-03-30 11:53||JLuc||Note Added: 0045125|
|2018-03-30 11:53||JLuc||Status||feedback => new|
|2018-03-30 11:53||JLuc||Patch||=> No|
|2018-03-30 11:54||JLuc||Note Edited: 0045125||View Revisions|
|2018-03-30 16:36||JLuc||Summary||display possible keyboard modifiers => display possible keyboard modifiers for current action|
|2018-03-30 16:36||JLuc||Additional Information Updated||View Revisions|
|2018-03-30 16:38||JLuc||Additional Information Updated||View Revisions|
|2019-06-17 10:10||JLuc||Relationship added||related to 0015713|
|2019-06-18 07:52||ale||Note Added: 0046323|