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RE: [TSVN] tab key for autocomplete

From: Andreas Brag <fraggle_at_aberja.com>
Date: 2005-10-12 09:26:45 CEST

>Toby Johnson wrote:
>> Is the key used for autocomplete customizable, or is this a Scintilla
>> issue? I ask because every other program I have used allows TAB for
>> autocomplete instead of ENTER,
>I'm working with Delphi most of the time and the expansion keys there are
><Enter> or <Space>, not <Tab>, which works great.
>> and it'd be great if TSVN
>> allowed this as
>> well.
>Let me add a me too. But maybe this issue cannot be resolved easily.
><Enter> annoys me all the time. Worst case for me is
><Space><Backspace><Enter> when TortoiseSVN expands something that I don't
>want to have at the end of a line :-)
>Funny to notice that in a development environment (Delphi), keyword
>expansion using <Space> or <Enter> feels natural, because you can continue
>typing "in a flow", but in a text environment (TortoiseSVN) it feels
>OTOH once you start to use the arrow keys to select one from several
>matching entries, <Enter> is the natural choice again, but <Tab> would do
>the job as well.
>I don't know if using <Tab> for autocomplete in the edit box would prevent
>jumping to the dialog's next GUI item.
>Thoughts, no answers, but I think using <Tab> instead of <Enter> would be
>the better choice.

Bad thing to insert a third choice (screams for a config option ;) ), but I'm familiar with Ctrl-Space for autocompleting.
I think it's used e.g. by Visual Studio.


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Received on Wed Oct 12 09:39:19 2005

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