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Month: April 2012

Re: Mac Like Switching Patch

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:43:59 -0400
On 04/16/2012 11:22 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote:
>> Yes. Well actually, Initially hit Alt+`, this will let you
>> do the quick switch between two. Once the tab box comes up,
>> you then need to continue to hold down alt, and use tab to
>> rotate.
>> Yes, but you would actually need to let go of the alt
>> button. It's a one way street. You start with Alt+Tab,
>> you're going to be cycling through all the windows. if you
>> start with Alt+` you'll be cycling through just the windows
>> of one type.
> I tested this enhancement. The shortcut works. Good job!
> There is one noticeable and distinctive difference. Whereas with Alt-Tab I press and hold the Alt key and need release only the Tab key to cycle to each window, I have to release both the Alt and ` key to cycle to the next window. For consistency, I would think the two shortcuts would work the same. That is, I should be able to press and hold Alt and then only release the ` key to cycle through the similar windows. I think you're alluding to that behavior in your previous post, but I'm unsure.
> Did not matter whether I started with Alt-Tab to find the app I wanted and then switched to Alt-` or I started directly with Alt-`. I did release the Alt key when wanting to move from Alt-Tab to Alt-`. I found the difference confusing at first and then found the behavior frustrating. Probably 20 years of using Alt-Tab has me expecting that I do not have to release the Alt key and should only release the ` key.
> Is there a way to update that behavior? Probably (hopefully) a one one-liner adjustment somewhere is all that is needed?
> I want to push to GIT but I'd like to see that behavior fixed, if possible. Overall I like the new shortcut. :) Using the backtick key, which is next to the Tab key is nice too. Is that your idea or the way the Mac shortcut works?
> Darrell

Okay I've made a patch that should operate normally!

One gimmie though... it does _NOT_ reverse scroll! I can't figure it 
out... ALT+SHIFT+` does NOT work! i am perplexed. If I change the 
settings under keyboard shortcuts to ALT+1 or anything else, it works :|

Any ideas? Tim, maybe you know :-)?

Patch is attached. please test