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RE: TortoiseMerge right click behavior

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:21:45 +0000

>> However, the line selection behavior is different on right and left click..
>> I would expect them to behave the same way.
>> 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.
> In many apps a single click positions the cursor, a double click
> selects a word and a triple click selects a line. Also a click in the
> left margin selects a line. TMerge currently has rather different
> behaviour: double click highlights every occurrence of the word under
> the cursor, triple click does nothing. Click in the left margin is the
> same as a click at start of line. I'm not sure whether that
> double-click 'search' shortcut is more useful than a 'select word'
> shortcut, but that is another question.

I totally forgot about the highlight-feature, which I absolutely love. It can really help a lot when navigating big files.

> I suggest doing these with the left margin click:
> single click: select line.
> double-click: select diff-block (if there is one).
> click and drag: select group of whole lines.

Do you mean to only change the behavior on the left margin click?

Perhaps the following could be used over all:
single click: select line.
double-click: highlight word.
triple-click: select diff-block (if there is one).
click and drag: select group of whole lines.

That would leave it pretty close to todays behavior but adding a (slightly cumbersome) shortcut for selecting a block.

Another possibility would be:
single click: select diff-block (if there is one).
double-click: highlight word.
single click in margin: select line.
click and drag: select group of whole lines.

This avoids the triple-clicking business, but has the drawback of obscuring the select single line action which might not be that good..?



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