Double/triple click drag still not implemented.

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Dan Rosen
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Double/triple click drag still not implemented.

Unread post by Dan Rosen » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:13 pm

I've mentioned this before about H&M 7, and was hoping that this standard would be implemented in H&M 8, but alas it's not. Most text editors (including this forum's edit boxes) allow you to double click to select a word and then extend the selection, by word, by dragging left or right. H&M can't seem to do this, it requires that the user hold shift key when extending the selection.

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Martin Wynne
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Re: Double/triple click drag still not implemented.

Unread post by Martin Wynne » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:31 pm

Hi Dan,

An ordinary click and drag extends the selection by whole words at a time. What more do you need?

Puzzled.

Martin.

Dan Rosen
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Re: Double/triple click drag still not implemented.

Unread post by Dan Rosen » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:15 pm

Hello Martin, In Windows click-drag extending by word is a non-standard UI. The standard UI in most text applications is click drag extends by character and double-click drag extends by word. It does that in word, notepad, Visual studio, notepad++, text boxes in all web browsers, just about every application on my system except for H&M. Even the standard windows edit control obeys the double click extends by word and single click extends by character.

Thanks, Dan

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