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bug #35000: Temporary previous position ("." key, former Ctrl) conflicts with start of Type a move

Submitter:  Byrial Jensen <bjensen>
Submitted:  Tue 06 Dec 2011 10:58:21 PM UTC
Category:  XBoard (X11) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  apersaud Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  None
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Sun 22 Jan 2012 01:24:44 AM UTC, comment #6: 

moved to different key (enter), so that it is still a one-key operation

Arun Persaud <apersaud>
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Tue 13 Dec 2011 03:12:01 AM UTC, comment #5: 

applied the patch. Should be fixed now.

Arun Persaud <apersaud>
Project Administrator
Mon 12 Dec 2011 12:59:18 PM UTC, comment #4: 

I attach a diff file for a solution to the repeat key problem which works for me by testing if a release event is triggered by a repeating key.

(file #24575)

Byrial Jensen <bjensen>
Project Member
Sun 11 Dec 2011 12:15:58 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I have tested the git code. I doesn't work too well. Ctrl + . does go to the previus position when pressed, and back again when released.

However if you don't release the . key immediately, the key will start to repeat, and the board will thus start to repeat going back and forward between the two positions. So you cannot hold the previous position for more than short moment (how long of course depending on your keyboard configuration).

For this to work properly you have to use non-repeating keys.

Byrial Jensen <bjensen>
Project Member
Sat 10 Dec 2011 07:15:15 PM UTC, comment #2: 

This should be fixed in the latest git version.

I moved . -> Ctrl+.
The iconify function got removed, since this should be handled by the window manager.

Would be great, if you could test it and let me know if it works for you.

Arun Persaud <apersaud>
Project Administrator
Tue 06 Dec 2011 11:46:59 PM UTC, comment #1: 

There is a similar problem with the "-" key.

It will both iconify xboard and pop up a "Type a move" window with a "-".

Byrial Jensen <bjensen>
Project Member
Tue 06 Dec 2011 10:58:21 PM UTC, original submission:  

The Ctrl key was in earlier versions used to temporary show previous position, but the function is now default bound to the "." key. However there it conflicts with the "Type a move" function.

When you press "." two things happen:
1) The previous position is displayed
2) The Type a move window pops up with a "."

When you release "." nothing happens. The shown position is not restored.

Byrial Jensen <bjensen>
Project Member


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file #24575:  tempback.diff added by bjensen (3KiB - text/x-patch)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-01-22 apersaud StatusReady For Test Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2011-12-12 bjensen Attached File- Added tempback.diff, #24575
    2011-12-10 apersaud StatusNone Ready For Test
        Assigned toNone apersaud

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