Ticket #4248 - [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

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leoheck
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Ticket #4248 - [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

Postby leoheck » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:50 pm

I would like to ask someone to add a keyboard shortcut to Transform action. To do that, I always have to Left-Click my objects. A shortcut for that will be appreciated. I don't know if it already exists but the Right-Click menu does not show any shortcut as the windows menu do.

Edit: Left-Click replaced with Right-Click
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openBrain
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Re: [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

Postby openBrain » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm

Feature requests should be addressed in the Open Discussion subforum. ;)
Could you be a bit more precise ? As such, this isn't really useful.
Here I don't have any "Left-Click menu". What Mouse Model are you using ?
Could you make some screenshots to explain what you see & what you want so this is seamlessly understandable ?
If you're clear about that, I have no doubt that you can get something quite fast. ;)
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Re: [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

Postby jmaustpc » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:57 pm

I have moved it to Open discussion forum.

I assume you mean Right click or context menu, not left click. You can use the menu key on your key board then one "arrow down".

I can not see the point in this, why have a keyboard short cut to a tool that by definition required the mouse to use it? You might as well use the mouse in the first place. I think mouse/right click (context menu) then select transform is convenient. Its not a tool that you should be using very often, you normally define this precisely with data, not by approximately dragging with a mouse, in most cases.
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Re: [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

Postby openBrain » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:09 pm

As a fast patch, you can store the below code in a macro then assign to it a keyboard shortcut. ;)

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Gui.ActiveDocument.setEdit(Gui.Selection.getSelection()[0],0)
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Re: [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

Postby leoheck » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:24 pm

Yes, @jmaustpc you are right, it is Right-click.

Ok, so, a shortcut is to accelerate the design, right? So, the mouse/cursor can be on top of the model where it should be. The other hand can call the transformation. I feel that this is the most used feature (at least considering my use). So why not to add a shortcut for that? It will save me a lot of movement since I have tendonitis.

@openBrain, oh dude, thank you!
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Re: [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

Postby chrisb » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:54 pm

You know that for Part objects you can invoke transformation tool by double clicking. Right mouse menu is needed for a PartDesign Body.
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Re: [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

Postby jmaustpc » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:34 am

leoheck wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:24 pm
Yes, @jmaustpc you are right, it is Right-click.

Ok, so, a shortcut is to accelerate the design, right? So, the mouse/cursor can be on top of the model where it should be. The other hand can call the transformation. I feel that this is the most used feature (at least considering my use). So why to add a shortcut for that? It will save me a lot of movement since I have tendonitis.
OK, reading that it now makes more sense. Compared to me, you must have a combination of a larger screen/resolution and a slower mouse setting than I have. I have my mouse set up so that it goes from one side of the screen to the other by moving within the width of the mouse. I must confess that this rather annoys my wife "How can you put up with using such an overly sensitive stupid mouse!!!" :D Of course my helpful somewhat more polite reply "maybe you should use your own computer then?" I had resisted the temptation of replying " Oh love, I just use the same method that I use to put up with such an overly sensitive, stupid, annoying, wife". :lol:

leoheck wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:24 pm
It will save me a lot of movement since I have tendonitis.

Oh right, Tendinitis, that can be nasty.

As some here know, although I am nearly over it now, starting a few weeks ago I got "cow-foot-hand-itis"! My former podding calf who is now an about 450kg steer, has eight names because my kids thought that was appropriate because according to the younger ones the more you love a cow, the more names it should be given. And 'Phil Cutie snuggles Ethan Manson Charlie Axel" (that's only 7, I will be in trouble now for getting Phil's name wrong yet again!) Anyway, he somehow slipped over on a slope and managed to end up on his back with his head down hill such that all of his very large guts (he's well fed!) were pressing on his lungs so he couldn't breathe. I couldn't get the tractor to where he was so I had to grab his back leg and drag him across and down the slope so his weight helped, to roll him off his back onto his feet, I honestly though he was dying. But as soon as he could breathe again he kind of just stood up and was fine. It was weird. Anyway, while he was panicking in pain/out of breath he accidentally kicked me on the back of my hand. It was at night, cloudy and no moon, so it was total darkness as there are not many light in the Australia outback away from the house. My hand hurt so I got one of my kids to put their torch light onto it, my hand was about twice its normal thickness with an open wound, full of putrid cow dug off Phill's foot. So I thought it was broken, it felt like it, and was a huge infection risk, so my daughter drove me in our old 4wd on her learner's permit to the hospital so I didn't have to drive one handed. The doctor was funny, she was just recently arrived in Australia from England. She was seriously expecting I would need to come back for a stay in hospital and get IV antibiotics because the wound was filthy but she cleaned it out and gave me three different antibiotics and I was fine. She said she was so worried about me because I lived "in the middle of nowhere, its so remote and so far out of town"! I said its not remote, its only about 30km away from the hospital, I can drive it in less than half an hour, Australians don't even consider this as the outback as we are only about 300km inland, there are four neighbour's houses within a kilometre of my house. She kind of rolled her eyes and said that from point of view of someone from England, I have just described "the middle of nowhere". :lol:
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Re: [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

Postby leoheck » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:39 am

haha :lol: jmaustpc you are funny!
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Re: Ticket #4248 - [Feature Request] Shortcut for Transform action

Postby Kunda1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:59 pm

OP opened issue #4248
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