[777] File selection with keyboard in search result switches to main window

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larsen
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[777] File selection with keyboard in search result switches to main window

#1 Post by larsen » 16.07.2018, 07:34

Steps to reproduce:
- Search for some files and get a result with mutiple files
- Use the cursor keys to select any file
- Press and hold Ctrl
- Use the cursor keys to move to any other file
- Press Space to select that file

Expected result:
- Second file is selected after pressing Ctrl+Space

Actual result:
- Whenever I press Space (with or without Ctrl), the FreeCommander main window is activated again
- I cannot select multiple files with the keyboard

Karol
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Re: [777] File selection with keyboard in search result switches to main window

#2 Post by Karol » 16.07.2018, 11:05

Changes 772:
- Implemented: Option for search dialog to define in the section [fcSearchForm] of the file FreeCommander.find.ini: OpenLocationChangeShortcut=1 if the shortcut should be changed from Ctrl+Space to Alt+Space

larsen
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Re: [777] File selection with keyboard in search result switches to main window

#3 Post by larsen » 16.07.2018, 11:40

Thx, will check this. However, this behaviour also happens when I don't press Ctrl, and I think this shouldn't be the case regardless of that setting.

Karol
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Re: [777] File selection with keyboard in search result switches to main window

#4 Post by Karol » 16.07.2018, 12:00

Space and Ctrl+Space are reserved in the search dialog for "Open location" and "Open location in inactive panel" - check the menu in the search dialog.

larsen
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Re: [777] File selection with keyboard in search result switches to main window

#5 Post by larsen » 16.07.2018, 12:29

I can see those two entries in the menu "File", but there is no indicator that they are activated by pressing Space (if you mean this?).

horst.epp
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Re: [777] File selection with keyboard in search result switches to main window

#6 Post by horst.epp » 16.07.2018, 12:32

larsen wrote:
16.07.2018, 07:34
Steps to reproduce:
- Search for some files and get a result with mutiple files
- Use the cursor keys to select any file
- Press and hold Ctrl
- Use the cursor keys to move to any other file
- Press Space to select that file

Expected result:
- Second file is selected after pressing Ctrl+Space

Actual result:
- Whenever I press Space (with or without Ctrl), the FreeCommander main window is activated again
- I cannot select multiple files with the keyboard
There is no problem selecting mutiple files with the default windows action:
CTRL-Click selects a file or additional files, Shift-Click selects a range.
There is no benefit doing that with keyboard only, even fore mouse haters.

Karol
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Re: [777] File selection with keyboard in search result switches to main window

#7 Post by Karol » 16.07.2018, 12:39

I can see those two entries in the menu "File", but there is no indicator that they are activated by pressing Space (if you mean this?).
Set the focus in the result list first.

larsen
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Re: [777] File selection with keyboard in search result switches to main window

#8 Post by larsen » 16.07.2018, 12:58

Thx, Karol!

@Horst: As you can see from my first post, this topic is about a problem with using the keyboard and not the mouse. You shouldn't try to force your way of working onto others!

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