Some shortcuts should be verified

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leoheck
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Some shortcuts should be verified

Postby leoheck » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:54 pm

Now, I am using Freecad 0.18.4 and 0.19 on Ubuntu 19.10

I found some shortcuts that do not work on Sketch's workbench.
I am using the touchpad's navigation style.

They are:

Ctrl+Shift+S Produce closed shape...
Ctrl+Shift+K Link the endpoint of an element...
Ctrl+Shift+C Select the constraints associated...
Ctrl+Shift+E Select elements associated...

I believe that all shortcuts starting with Ctrl+word censored+ have the same issue.

These shortcuts are generally used for other important things like:

Ctrl+Shift+S ---> Save-as
leoheck
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Re: Some shortcuts should be verified

Postby leoheck » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:41 pm

Also,

(C, M) in PartDesign to toggle the toolbar or selected elements to the construction line.
It does not work because the shortcut to create a coincident constraint is (C)
leoheck
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Re: Some shortcuts should be verified

Postby leoheck » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:50 pm

No one is interested in shortcuts for Freecad in linux? I think it is because of that they are not well-formed. haha
openBrain
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Re: Some shortcuts should be verified

Postby openBrain » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:10 pm

Maybe you're just not the first => https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=33901 :lol:
Actually I plan for a long time to try to make a consistent proposal for all shortcuts in FC but didn't find time up to now. ;)
leoheck
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Re: Some shortcuts should be verified

Postby leoheck » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:35 pm

openBrain it is nice to hear that.

Do you think other persons can help you with that?

Do you plan to use the same shortcut formation scheme or something else?

I personally don't like the C, M style for example. But just fixing the problematic shortcuts now would be a great improvement.
openBrain
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Re: Some shortcuts should be verified

Postby openBrain » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:18 pm

Everybody can help. :) But sure I'll need help to specify shortcuts in workbenches I never use. ;)
My plan was to :
  • Create a wiki page (for WIP in a first time, then for documentation when it's over)
  • Define global rules about shortcuts
  • List all functions that can be assigned a shortcut (globals, then by workbench)
  • Defines the shortcuts (according function usage ratio)
  • Locate in the code where shortcuts are stored
  • Deploy the shortcuts in the code
leoheck
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Re: Some shortcuts should be verified

Postby leoheck » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:55 am

Cool, so what do you think about start by doing the light work like creating a draft wiki page, so when volunteers appear to discuss we have a reference point to share the current information. Also, a draft of the first approach for the global rules can be there as well serving as a starting point to the discussion. Do you have any idea share about it?

We can also start by surveying the other known CAD tools to see what they use to do when they have a lot of features like Freecad has.

I believe that "listing all functions and that can be assigned a shortcut" can also be easy to start with, by following the current shortcuts. The same works for "locate in the code where the shortcuts are stored". We can use some automation here (grep or find will help here).