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Re: Feature change request / question: Commit dialog - how to quickly go from commit message to file list field using only keyboard.

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:44:46 +0100

On 09.11.2011 14:52, Dawid Krysiak wrote:
> Hi
>
> In Tortoise SVN 1.7 there is a new feature in commit dialog -
> checking file groups (Check "All", "None", "Non versioned",
> "Versioned", "Added", ... buttons). They are generally great but
> there's one thing about them that irritates me.
>
> I use TortoiseSVN using only keyboard almost all the time (no mouse).
> By default, when commit dialog is opened, focus is on commit message
> text input field (textarea). In older versions, when I hit "tab" key,
> focus went directly to file list field and I could i.e. check the
> changes from previous version (in order to write the commit message)
> or manually choose some files (often only one - Ctrl+A (select all),
> Space (uncheck all), up& down arrows (focus one file), space (check
> it)). Now, there are these buttons which I have to tab through (up to
> 9 tab hits). When I want to go back to commit message field - another
> unwanted key hits (this time Shift+tab).
>
> First solution that comes to my mind is to move the group-check
> buttons under the file list. I never go to next buttons using tab -
> in order to commit I use "Ctrl+Enter"...
>
> Another idea is to assign keyboard shortcuts to operations "focus
> file list" and "focus message field" (and at least describe them in
> help or add underscores in fields labels). Maybe there are some?
>
> Somebody have a better idea how to solve this small problem. Or some
> hint how to do it easily with keyboard.
>
> I'm not sure how many people use TSVN like me (only keyboard) but for
> me it's big inconvenience.

Alt-f and you're on the file list control.

Stefan

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