Switch focus to command parameters

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teegee
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Switch focus to command parameters

Post by teegee » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:41 am

Is there a way to focus on parameter entry without using the mouse? For example, I do a CR, then position my circle, and would like to type the radius without moving the mouse. It would be handy if there was a key to switch focus to the main parameter entry, or just that typing any numeric value would switch focus.

Oddly enough, typing a number seems to sometimes work, but mostly does nothing. Seems pretty random. This is not the latest QCAD, but 3.15.5 (linux).

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Rob

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Re: Switch focus to command parameters

Post by andrew » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:47 am

Either Ctrl-Space (see View > Focus on Options Toolbar) or simply starting to enter any number should indeed hand the keyboard focus on the first input field in the options toolbar.

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Re: Switch focus to command parameters

Post by teegee » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:25 pm

Ah, I hadn't seen focus on options toolbar, thanks.

The auto-focus when a number is pressed doesn't work well at all though (3.16.5 and git). It seems that it works ok on a new sheet, until you cancel something. To reproduce on new sheet: CR5 <esc> <esc>. From now on CR<number> doesn't work anymore.

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Re: Switch focus to command parameters

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Re: Switch focus to command parameters

Post by teegee » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:47 pm

Wow, you are fast. Works OK now :)

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