New dirs and files creation: keyboard access of Choose plugin property dialog

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New dirs and files creation: keyboard access of Choose plugin property dialog

Post by *DrShark » 2019-03-23, 20:52 UTC

Like MRT, new file and folder creation dialog uses [±] "speed button" (not accessible with Tab key) for adding plugin fields (and other placeholders). But unlike [=? Plugin] speed button in MRT, [±] speed button in new dir and file creation dialogs is not underlined, so Alt+<underlined letter> from keyboard can't be used either to access it.

My suggestion:
if New name input field begins with <[=?] text (so <Error!> will be shown as a new name) and user presses Enter, show "Choose plugin property" dialog, and if user will confirm some plugin field there, either replace <[=?] text with it, or add a plugin field after <[=?] (so user can press Enter to call "Choose plugin property" dialog again.)
The same approach may be used if <[=?] typed in MRT's Rename mask: file name or Extension fields, so user won't have to switch language to access translated [=? Plugin] speed button (this problem discussed previously here.)
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Re: New dirs and files creation: keyboard access of Choose plugin property dialog

Post by *petermad » 2019-03-24, 14:49 UTC

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Have you tried pressing Alt+ + in the F7 and F4 dialogs - it opens the the dialog menu - it is not a ± character on the button, but an underlined +
See http://madsenworld.dk/tcmd/plus_minus.png - it shows the difference between ± and +
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Re: New dirs and files creation: keyboard access of Choose plugin property dialog

Post by *DrShark » 2019-03-25, 17:21 UTC

petermad wrote:
2019-03-24, 14:49 UTC
2DrShark
in the F7 and F4 dialogs ... it is not a ± character on the button, but an underlined +
I see now, thanks. My keyboard doesn't have a NumPad, so in this case Alt+Shift++ works.

Also, I see now that TC Help have a note on this:
Total Commander Help wrote:New: If the name name starts with the character '<', the same placeholders as in the multi-rename tool can be used. You can pick some of them via the [+] button near the edit box.
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