Done screen text selection improvables

Mar 18, 2010
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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
 
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.)

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

rconn

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> 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.)

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.)


> 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.)

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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