Compare directories - ESC key stops working

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digitaldog4
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Compare directories - ESC key stops working

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Hi!

I'm using 9.50 beta 13 64-bit.
Generally ESC works well in the compare directories window, and is very helpful. However with the following sequence of steps it stops working anymore.

1. Select CTRL+Y to compare directories.
2. Press ENTER to do the comparison.
3. In any (e.g. the first) difference press "Space" to change the default selection.
4. ESC doesn't work anymore.

I assume this is because the selection that the user made manually would be lost. However if you do a lot of comparisons then the ESC key working all the time is crucial. The ideal behaviour would be to ask if the user wants to exit and allow exiting. I would then be able to use ESC + maybe arrow + Enter to exit - without moving my hand to the mouse and back.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Compare directories - ESC key stops working

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You're correct with your assumption. Alt+F4 can still be used to close the comparison window, regardless of whether or not the user made any changes.

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Re: Compare directories - ESC key stops working

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2digitaldog4
I am a little confused here. "Compare directories" = cm_CompareDirs or cm_CompareDirsWithSubdirs does not show a window - it operates directly in the file panel.

Are you perhaps talking about the "Synchronize directories" tool = cm_FileSync ? In that case it is by design: viewtopic.php?p=247329#p247329
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Yes, this is a feature in "synchronize directories": Once you start making changes to the results, ESC is disabled so you don't accidentally close the dialog after spending a long time selecting the right files.
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