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screen text selection improvables

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by LarryBrasfield, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. LarryBrasfield

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    I use the select, copy and paste functions often, and for
    some activities, alot. I am finding this more frustrating
    and time consuming with TCC v11. There are 2 reasons
    for this, neither which is really a necessary feature:

    1. The most frequent use of the selection is "Copy and
    Paste [into accumlating command line]. If that was
    near the top of the context menu, so that it could be
    selected and clicked with minimal mouse movement,
    that would speed up that most common operation,
    getting it to 2 clicks, almost as easy as the system
    console's 2 right clicks in a row with mouse movement
    irrelevant. (That behavior would be an excellent option,
    and can be taken as the 3rd suggestion here.)

    2. Selecting text at the left edge of the screen is often
    a multi-attempt and retry affair. The pointer has to be
    so close to the left edge of the space occupied by the
    glyph that it takes extra time to carefully position it
    to where the leftmost character can be selected. It
    would be nice if pointer position relative to the center
    of that space determined whether the character is in
    or out of the selection. (With my slight hand tremor,
    selecting at the left edge is actually difficult with the
    mouse motion scaling that works fine everywhere else.)

    CC 11.00.44 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (Version left as initially selected with honest effort to
    get the whole ver /r first line.)

    Cheers,
    Larry Brasfield
     
  2. David Marcus

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    If you use the "Linux-style Selection" option on the TC Advanced tab, it may make it easier for you.
     
  3. rconn

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    That would mean changing the standard Windows "Edit" menu; I suspect that
    will generate a lot *more* complaints!

    The current system is still 2 clicks (plus some mouse movement).

    (Personally, I rarely do a "copy and paste" to the command line.)


    Mark from right to left instead -- you can drag the mouse out of the window
    to ensure you get the left column.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     

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