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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:36 am
I have used keyboard remapping that is build in Mac OS X to map moving between differences and conflict to be same as in FileMerge (it maps new keyboard shortcut to app menu name).

But since actions "apply change from left/right" are available only on toolbar, and not in the menu, I could not customize them to my favorite command + left/right keys.

I do not know if that is an omission that is easy to fix, or a trouble, but it would be nice to have those actions as a menus.

This is no biggie, really, but it would be nice to have it.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:13 pm
sorry about leaving them out of the menu. i'll log a bug on this.

in the mean time, you can use Contrl+Option+LeftArrow/RightArrow
to apply changes (when the change is highlighted with the dotted
rectangle) and Control+Option+DownArrow/UpArrow to jump between
changes.

hope this helps,
jeff

(if others are reading, these keybindings are for Mac OS X; use
ALT+arrow key on Linux/Windows.)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:34 pm
Thank you for quick reply, Jeff.

I noticed those keybindings in the toolbar icon tooltips, but I personally find three-fingered shortcuts too hard on my wrists, I will just use toolbar for now.

BTW - you have used quite nice keybinding on linux (Alt up/down), why not use similar keybindings on mac (Command up/down)?

Honestly, you app feels very nice on mac, it have a 'native' feel to it, except those keybindings... Native mac programs are usually using Command+... keystrokes, control and alt/option keys are reserved for some rare and weird circumstances...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:43 pm
Thanks!

WRT Command+ keys versus what I have now. There was
something in the MAC keyboard standards that implied that
I shouldn't do that. I don't recall the exact wording (and I'm
not sitting in front of a mac right now), but it was something
like Command+LeftArrow was supposed to move the caret
to the beginning of the line and Option+LeftArrow was supposed
to move the caret to the beginning of the word or previous word.
And Control+LeftArrow was supposed to do something different
(paragraph maybe), but TextEdit violated the standard and did
beginning of line.

So between what the guidelines/standards recommended and
what several popular applications did, I was only left with 2
modifier key combinations....

j

PS. You can also use the right-mouse context menu.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:59 pm
I see your point, Jeff. Yes, it is true that Command+arrows keybindings are actively used as standard editing keys, the thing is that I do not care about them that much, but that is just me, scarred vi user :)

Thank you for the hint with context menu!
And thank you for the best diff tool available! I know what I am talking about, I have used a number of them in the past, but DiffMerge is a true winner... simple, no bloat, intuitive in use and very configurable...

BTW - I am working now on some level of integration between git and diffmerge... looks promising... :D

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