Re: [Gimp-developer] Can hitting Enter/Return twice apply changes made in popup dialogs?

Please ignore this bit, it's really beside the point, and is just me
thinking out loud. >

It makes little sense to then have to change your hand position to apply
the change with another hotkey, since we have already decided to focus it
instead of the first item in the dialog, especially when the default when
you press enter again is to do absolutely nothing. Also two shift keys are
not always present, and tab works fine to move focus, so there's not much
point in having Enter/Return focus the next box, instead of applying the
change, which is intuitive. After all, enter commits the value, so it makes
sense enter again will commit the dialog.

Thanks. :)

On 20 May 2016 1:49 am, "Liam R. E. Quin" <liam holoweb net> wrote:

On Thu, 2016-05-19 at 19:03 +0100, C R wrote:
And yet hitting Enter/Return key to commit/save is standard here too,
is why there's a popup warning on overwrite in cases of overwriting a

Yes. (sorry for not being clear)

Whether enter commits the action in those cases depends on the focus
and autocomplete status, unfortunately.

I'd favour something like shift-enter doing the default action - still
one hand and not easily done accidentally.

I am not sure why Enter doesn't move from one text field to the next in
e.g. the Rotate dialogue - tab is needed instead. The Sun and AT&T UI
research led to the idea of pressing enter focussing each entry in turn
until you got to the OK button, and then applying it, but they didn't
study advanced image editors.


Liam R. E. Quin <liam holoweb net>

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