bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #53002, Variable editor: keyboard shortcuts


bug #53002: Variable editor: keyboard shortcuts

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Mon 29 Jan 2018 05:19:10 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  In Progress Assigned to:  Torsten <ttl>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Sun 13 May 2018 05:55:28 PM UTC, comment #4:

This now is more complicated since the variable editor no uses dock widgets instead of a tab widget. There is no way by the API to get access to the tabbar in order to add a context menu or action for closing etc.

Maybe the popup menu when right clicking onto a dock widget's title bar offers a way to implement some kind of the functionality (close this, close other, etc.).

Torsten <ttl>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Wed 07 Feb 2018 12:41:30 AM UTC, comment #3:

Maybe it would be a good idea to move the "Tabs" shortcut section from the Editor to the global level. The shortcuts for "Switch to Left Tab", "Switch to Right Tab", "Move Tab Left", "Move Tab Right" look useful generally.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue 06 Feb 2018 08:09:23 PM UTC, comment #2:

I have pushed changeset
adding a tab bar with context menu for closing tabs. The shortcuts are currently taken from the editor's preferences. This is also the case in the doc browser. Therefore, I suggest to have global shortcuts for "closing tabs".

Torsten <ttl>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 30 Jan 2018 07:42:30 PM UTC, comment #1:

I will take care of it.

In addition, the tab bar could have a context menu and closing features via mouse clicks like the editors tab bar.

Torsten <ttl>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Mon 29 Jan 2018 05:19:10 PM UTC, original submission:

It would be nice if more of the standard keyboard shortcuts worked in the Variable Editor. If necessary, that might mean adding a "Variable Editor" section to the Preferences->Shortcuts menu.

Item 1 : 'Ctrl+W" for close tab

Item 2 : Cut/Paste working at the display level, rather than just the editing variable level.

In a spreadsheet, I can move the cursor to a cell and press 'Ctrl+C' to copy the value. I can then move to another cell and use 'Ctrl+V' to paste the value. In the Variable Editor this does not work. Instead, I have to double click on the cell that I want to edit to enter the edit mode, and then use 'Ctrl+V'. Many, many people are used to the spreadsheet syntax for this.

Item 3 : Shortcut for "Paste Table" is unknown

I guessed, correctly, that Ctrl+V would be paste. I don't know what the shortcut is for "Paste Table" so it always has to be done using the mouse.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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