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Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Not Working

Post by retierney » Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:53 pm

Hello,

I just installed the latest 64-bit version (v.9.5) on Windows 10 and the Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow keys no longer move the cursor from word to word; the cursor moves from field to field. The key combination works in all the other text programs I tried (Word/Outlook/Notepad, etc.).

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Re: Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Not Working

Post by poiko » Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:19 am

It was changed in the last update per user request:

"Track list & file list metadata editor (freely move between the editable rows & columns with Up, Down, Ctrl+Left, and Ctrl+Right keys)"

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Re: Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Not Working

Post by poiko » Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:58 pm

I will rethink the change. Please tell me the correct keyboard shortcut to move left/right within the columns ?

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Re: Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Not Working

Post by retierney » Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:17 pm

Boy, do I wish I had had some input to that idea. With that change your software made an extreme departure from the "standard" shortcuts on Windows. In a text field the "Ctrl + Left/Right Arrows" move the cursor from word to word. Couldn't you have used some other key combination?

I use this software heavily. What a shame. Too bad for me and any others.

But, all is not lost poiko. In searching the web and experimenting with different key combinations I found that "Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right Arrow" moves the cursor from word to word in the main datagrid and in the Metadata datagrid sub-window.

This means I get to keep your program, but I respectfully urge you to roll back that change, and find another key combination so that the program is consistent with the "standard" shortcuts on Windows.

Thanks again poiko for your really great program!

P.S. What's wrong with the support web pages? Did you change these too?

Peace...

Bob T.

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Re: Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Not Working

Post by poiko » Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:48 pm

Tab (right)
Shift-Tab (left)

Is standard in data grid. I will test it tomorrow and revert the Ctrl-Left/Right because you are correct.

Forum CSS styles were broken due some cache control problem it should be ok now if you clear the browser cache.

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Re: Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Not Working

Post by retierney » Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:11 pm

Thank you poiko for opening the possibility for rethinking the change. In a text field the "Ctrl + Right/Left Arrow" key combinations are used as "standard" way for navigating within a text field. See something like:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 9706c75eec

You are free to use any key combination you like in your application. The issue is, do you want to maintain consistency with Windows itself and other applications or not.

As a programmer myself, I would humbly suggest that you choose a key combination that is not an "undocumented standard" Windows key combination. You can keep what you have, or use something else.

I just tested that "Alt + Right/Left Arrow" does nothing the in the main "datagrid". How about that for field-to-field navigation?

Whatever you like.
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Re: Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Not Working

Post by poiko » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:59 am

Alt + Left/Right Arrow seems to be best choice since it does nothing in standard Windows edit-field. I will change it.

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Re: Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Not Working

Post by poiko » Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:16 pm

'Ctrl + Left/Right/Up/Down' navigation now changed to 'Alt + Left/RIght/Up/Down' in the new version 9.5.1.

'Ctrl + Left/Right/Up/Down' reserved for edit control cursor movement as you notified me.

Thank you for your feedback.

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Re: Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Not Working

Post by retierney » Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:10 pm

Dear poiko,

Thank you so much not only for the change, but also for being so open to user suggestions; fantastic support! I truly hope that the changes in version 9.5.1 will meet everyone's needs. Again, EZ CD Audio Converter is an awesome piece of software and the one I always recommend for the task.

BTW, clearing my browser cache did indeed fix the appearance of the web site.

A thousand thanks...

Bob T.

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