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Re: TortoiseMerge right click behavior

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:29:28 +0100

On 31 March 2011 14:27, Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se> wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> So to summarise my proposal,
>>>> In-pane:
>>>> single click = position cursor
>>>> double-click = highlight word
>>>> click and drag = select text
>>>> Left-margin:
>>>> single-click = select whole line
>>>> double-click = select diff block (if available)
>>>> click and drag = select group of whole lines
>>>> I think this does everything without losing anything we currently
>>>> have, and without the need for triple click.
>>> Pretty good. I like the logic. But I'm still a bit hesitant about the
>>> left-margin usage. I'm not sure that it will be clear enough...
>> In MS Word the arrow pointer changes orientation when you move over
>> the left margin.
> That would be a distinctive improvement in this case.
>>>> Single-click in pane currently does not select the line.
>>> If you mean currently as in nightly or 1.6; yes it does.
>> Not in my nightly. It puts the cursor there and the black outline
>> appears, but if you Ctrl-C and paste somewhere else, it hasn't copied
>> the whole line.
> Ok. We have two different definitions of select here. 1.) Select as in copy-paste etc. 2.) Select as in whole lines outlined for diff-editing purposes.
> Today a single-click in the pane moves the caret to that location AND selects (in the second sense) that line.
> So we need to define the 1-select and the 2-select behavior for each action. :-)

Agreed, and the behaviour today is really confusing because the Ctrl-C
selection has one less line than the diff selection.


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