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Offline jimb

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Inconsistent keyboard shortcuts for Ratings/Color Class
« on: April 17, 2007, 06:30:47 PM »
PM 4.5 on a Win XP SP2 MCE system...

Case 1:
In Preferences|General set "Single key shortcut for Color Class/5-Star Rating" to "0-5 sets Rating".
In a contact sheet:
Keys 0 through 5 set rating
Keys Alt-0 through Alt-5 set rating
Keys Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-8 set color class
In a preview:
Keys 0 through 5 set rating
Keys Alt-0 through Alt-5 do nothing
Keys Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-5 set rating
There is no way in a preview window to set color class using a shortcut key.

Case 2:
In Preferences|General set "Single key shortcut for Color Class/5-Star Rating" to "0-8 sets Color Class".
In a contact sheet:
Keys 0 through 8 set color class
Keys Alt-0 through Alt-5 set rating
Keys Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-8 set color class
In a preview:
Keys 0 through 8 set Color Class
Keys Alt-0 through Alt-5 do nothing
Keys Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-8 set Color Class
There is no way in a preview window to set rating using a shortcut key.

One possible solution to provide consistency and fix the missing shortcut keys in a preview window:
- the preferences setting should only affect the numeric keys
- Alt-0 through Alt-5 should always set star ratings in both contact sheet and preview
- Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-8 should always set color class in both contact sheet and preview

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Re: Inconsistent keyboard shortcuts for Ratings/Color Class
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007, 07:22:14 PM »
Jim,

PM 4.5 on a Win XP SP2 MCE system...

Case 1:
In Preferences|General set "Single key shortcut for Color Class/5-Star Rating" to "0-5 sets Rating".
In a contact sheet:
Keys 0 through 5 set rating
Keys Alt-0 through Alt-5 set rating
Keys Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-8 set color class
In a preview:
Keys 0 through 5 set rating
Keys Alt-0 through Alt-5 do nothing
Keys Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-5 set rating
There is no way in a preview window to set color class using a shortcut key.

Actually, in the Preview window it doesn't matter what qualifier keys you hold down, in this case 0-5 sets the rating.  You could hold down Alt and Ctrl and Shift and 0-5 would still set the rating.

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Case 2:
In Preferences|General set "Single key shortcut for Color Class/5-Star Rating" to "0-8 sets Color Class".
In a contact sheet:
Keys 0 through 8 set color class
Keys Alt-0 through Alt-5 set rating
Keys Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-8 set color class
In a preview:
Keys 0 through 8 set Color Class
Keys Alt-0 through Alt-5 do nothing
Keys Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-8 set Color Class
There is no way in a preview window to set rating using a shortcut key.

Same here.  It doesn't matter what qualifier keys you hold down, you'll still set the color class with 0-8.

Quote from: jimb
One possible solution to provide consistency and fix the missing shortcut keys in a preview window:
- the preferences setting should only affect the numeric keys
- Alt-0 through Alt-5 should always set star ratings in both contact sheet and preview
- Ctrl-0 through Ctrl-8 should always set color class in both contact sheet and preview

That I agree on.  I'll update the code to do exactly that.

Thanks for the feedback,

-Kirk