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RE: TortoiseMerge right click behavior

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:15:13 +0000

>>> When right clicking on a (non-selected) line in TortoiseMerge I
>>> would expect that line to be selected and the context menu to
>>> appear. Right now the context menu appears but the selection is not
>>> affected. This is confusing since it is far too easy to perform
>>> unintended actions on selected lines that might even not be on screen.
> The rule used now, which seems to cover everything, is very simple:
> If right-click is inside selection, keep it, otherwise, select block
> under cursor. This also simplifies the code, making some logic on when
> to clear the selection obsolete.


However, the line selection behavior is different on right and left click. I would expect them to behave the same way.

Now if you right single click; a block is selected. If you left single click; a line is selected.

I really like the possibility to select a block easily. But at the same time it feels awkward that left/right click has different actions, except for bringing up the context menu.

Does anyone have an idea on how to make it possible to in an intuitive way select:
1.) A block*
2.) A single line
3.) A group of lines

*A block is here defined as a selection that you can get by using the "Next difference" button.



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