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1229Re: [jasspa] Re: CUA support - update

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  • Steven Phillips
    Oct 17, 2004
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      Scintilla does seem to be a good editor to base CUA support on, it has more
      key bindings than any other I have seen and they seem to conform to the
      general standard.

      I've created new cut copy paste macros which work of the hilight region rather
      than the set-mark to cursor region, this allows proper support for things like
      Select All (C-a). I have also made this an emulation so it sits properly in
      ME. I'll tidy up the bindings and post soon,


      > Subject: [jasspa] Re: CUA support - update
      > From: Box-Plot <poxblot@...>
      > Date: Friday, October 15, 2004, 10:04:05 PM
      > To: jasspa@yahoogroups.com

      > --- In jasspa@yahoogroups.com, Thomas Hundt <thundt@s...> wrote:
      >> I'm against spending any effort making ME more like Notepad. I
      > think if
      >> we made ME at all CUI-approximating, we can just rename it Micro
      >> Notepad, because it won't be Emacs-like at all, anymore. The keys
      > just
      >> about conflict 100%. I would never use it this way. I like being
      > able
      >> to move around in my document using keyboard keys!
      >> And there are bigger usability fish to fry: The support
      >> for fill-in forms (e.g., User Prefs) is just not really usable
      >> for the non-hacker and super confusing (if you aren't running in
      >> GUI mode with a mouse to fall back on). And the online help
      >> (that pop-up box!!) is almost as bad. Those problems, alas, drag
      >> down a lot of good work. It's in these area that I really wish ME
      > were
      >> more Windows-like. (Windows Logo requirements like being able to
      > use
      >> all GUIs even without a mouse, using keys like Ctrl-Tab to flip
      > through
      >> tabbed dialogs, use of space to check boxes and drop down lists, and
      >> support for OK/Cancel and not using Enter for anything except OK.
      >> Windows has an excellent set of standards for those things.)

      > It would be great if jasspa's User Setup and other configs could be
      > done just like on Emacs' original M-x customize. Very keyboard- AND
      > mouse-friendly.

      > If you people want a good notepad replacement with CUA support, why
      > don't you try SciTE or it's no-need-to-install brother Sc1? Find them
      > on http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html , and read the docs for
      > customizations.

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