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Re: [Denemo-devel] Moving without altering the selection

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] Moving without altering the selection
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:34:02 +0000

On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 00:22 +0100, Nils wrote:
> I currently rework the keymap and change some scripts which could do harm to 
> a selection or select to much.
Can the authors confirm that extending the selection is not what is
being intentionally done
> I noticed there are no new commands for up and down. But on a second thought 
> this seems to be ok.
> But "Go To End" and "Go To Beginning" are really missing, which are 
> primitives. Please add them, too. Derived commands like "seek for next empty 
> measure" will be adjusted by me.
This is fixed.

> New cursor movement system is:
> -Normal cursor-movement does not affect the selection at all. If there is a 
> selection it stays as it is.
> -Any normal cursor key is doubled with a version that modifies the selection, 
> our "old" commands d-CursorRight and such. These are now used if you hold the 
> shift key. In reality these are two different commands but the user gets the 
> impression of toggling with the shift key.
> -Mouse is not affected at all, it already worked like it should (except being 
> to fast to create a selection, which is known)
> -One problem remains: If there is no selection and you use the 
> selection-cursor (for example shift+right) no selection will be created. I 
> say: Lets do it. The normal GTK/QT/WIN user expects this to happen. This is 
> the same as moving the mouse or moving the mouse with LeftButton pressed.
> I see no problem to let the normal d-CursorLeft and other cursor commands 
> create a selection if there is none because they are now exclusive in use for 
> altering the selection thus they can create it on their own.
This is now done again, if you have a script that manipulates the selection, 
you may need to change.

> I know there might be user scripts which rely on normal cursor movement but 
> lets do it until its "too late". Once this is settled we have the selection 
> ready once and for all and it will not get in your way and on your nerves 
> like it did before. I will make sure that no Denemo delievered command will 
> be broken if d-Cursor or d-StaffUp d-GoToEnd etc. creates a selection.
> Nils
> P.S. Commands which use the selection, if there, are now toggable by the new 
> Denemo Pref "Apply to Selection".
> On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 09:44:50 +0000
> Richard Shann <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I have (I hope) finished adding commands that move the denemo cursor
> > without changing the selection. This means new Staff up/down and voice
> > up down commands, to home, to end. (I haven't looked at the navigation
> > dialog but that is not scriptable I don't suppose).
> > I have been thinking about the playback cursor. I think it should be
> > stored as a time (in (milli)seconds from start of the movement). It then
> > keeps its meaning even if the movement is edited. So it may then refer
> > then to a different note, or to nothing at all.
> > 
> > Richard
> > 
> > 
> > 
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