BUG: 8.6B1 selection menu disables highlighting shortcut

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jun 10 2019 3:42 AM

I'm really glad to have the new Selection Menu. It helps doing things with the mouse only, without using the keyboard. However, some workflows are really automatic for me now, such as highlighting text by using the keyboard shortcuts. Those won't work while the selection menu is up (it seems the menu disables - or takes full focus and hasn't turned on a method to enable - keyboard interaction, as parallel threads about Ctrl-C etc seem to indicate).

To recreate, assume highlighting shortcuts have been defined, such as Y for yellow highlighter.

  • Select text: once the mouse button is released, the Selection Menu will come up.

  • Press a highlighting shortcut key such as Y: nothing happens

Expected outcome: text is highlighted (yellow)

Rationale why this bug should be fixed: yes I know that I can use the Selection Menu for some of this, but actually Logos trained me for years to select and hit Y once I feel like highlighting - this is one user interaction. Moreover, I use more highlighting shortcuts than the six highlights the Selection menu will offer - for example the Gray or Green highlighters (marked red below) are not offered in the Selection Menu.

Workarounds exist but are cumbersome: Obviously I need to retain the selection and focus, but make the Selection menu disappear - I found two ways for this:

  • have the Highlighting tool showing and use the mouse to highlight there - mouse-clicking in the Highlighting tool will disable the Selection menu and the way Highlighting is programmed will make sure the selected text is highlighted. I used this for the blue highlight in my screenshot. But this is slow and defies the use of highlighting shortcuts at all.
  • click to a place in the current tab that has no function, like the yellow area in my screenshot. This will make the Selection Menu disappear, retain the selection and keep the focus on this tab, so now the keyboard shortcuts will work - I used this for the yellow highlight. 

Please fix this! 

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 10 2019 4:24 AM

This is also a problem with the keyboard shortcut to copy text. See https://community.logos.com/forums/t/181905.aspx 

NB.Mick:
click to a place in the current tab that has no function, like the yellow area in my screenshot. This will make the Selection Menu disappear, retain the selection and keep the focus on this tab, so now the keyboard shortcuts will work - I used this for the yellow highlight. 

You can click anywhere in the panel, even on the selected text, for the same effect.

Also, as was noted in the post about the copy keyboard shortcut, if you hit the highlighting keyboard shortcut BEFORE releasing the mouse/trackpad button, it will highlight the text.

NB.Mick:
Please fix this! 

Amen. The selection menu is nice, but don't let it interfere with the keyboard!

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 10 2019 5:38 AM

Levi Durfey:
if you hit the highlighting keyboard shortcut BEFORE releasing the mouse/trackpad button, it will highlight the text.

confirm, this is probably the most easy workaround (I thought I tried that earlier, but maybe I slipped the button)

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 10 2019 10:47 AM

We've got an open case for keyboard shortcuts not working with the selection menu. I've added this thread to the case.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 10 2019 10:48 AM

Philana R. Crouch:

We've got an open case for keyboard shortcuts not working with the selection menu. I've added this thread to the case.

Thanks!

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 10 2019 11:00 AM

Levi Durfey:

NB.Mick:
click to a place in the current tab that has no function, like the yellow area in my screenshot. This will make the Selection Menu disappear, retain the selection and keep the focus on this tab, so now the keyboard shortcuts will work - I used this for the yellow highlight. 

You can click anywhere in the panel, even on the selected text, for the same effect.

Actually not on my machine. Clicking any place within the resource text display area will make the Selection Menu disappear, but will take away the selection. This includes clicking someplace within the selected text. So I need to click someplace in the active tab outside the text display area - but obviously not on a button or any other functional area (such as ToC chapter titles or other navigation helps). 

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 10 2019 11:32 AM

NB.Mick:

Levi Durfey:

NB.Mick:
click to a place in the current tab that has no function, like the yellow area in my screenshot. This will make the Selection Menu disappear, retain the selection and keep the focus on this tab, so now the keyboard shortcuts will work - I used this for the yellow highlight. 

You can click anywhere in the panel, even on the selected text, for the same effect.

Actually not on my machine. Clicking any place within the resource text display area will make the Selection Menu disappear, but will take away the selection. This includes clicking someplace within the selected text. So I need to click someplace in the active tab outside the text display area - but obviously not on a button or any other functional area (such as ToC chapter titles or other navigation helps). 

Hmm...must be that Mac vs. Windows thing again.

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