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Re: [TSVN] TortoiseMerge request

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-07-11 14:06:33 CEST

SteveKing wrote:
> Nick Gilbert wrote:
>
>> PS. I've NEVER in my life seen an application which requires you to hold
>> down a key to select multiple lines of *text*. Usually shift and ctrl
>> are for selecting multiple objects/icons/files. Selecting multiple lines
>> of text is ALWAYS ALWAYS left click and drag in every single windows
>> application I can find. So please don't try to imply this behaviour was
>> intuitive or standard in any way because it obviously isn't :) (Which
>> you implied by saying "As with almost all controls"). In this sense,
>> TMerge is neither intuitive or standard :)
>
>
> "As with almost all *controls*" - see the 'controls'?

It is not very obvious to a user that it will behave like a control,
because it *looks* much more like a text editor (even though it's not)
than any of the normal controls which have that behaviour.

OTOH, it is fairly obvious that you can only select whole lines, which
is not standard editor behaviour.

I don't see anything wrong with the way it is, but we don't document
anywhere how to select multiple lines, so I will try to improve the
description (when the repo comes back online).

Simon

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Received on Mon Jul 11 14:05:55 2005

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