standard zoom must have an ergonomic keyboard shortcut

Graham Perrin shared this idea 9 years ago
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Standard zoom — a very common action, the OS default — is slower to achieve with SizeWell 0.8 than without (requires two clicks instead of one).


Suggestion


Standard zoom must have a shortcut.


The shortcut for this very common action must be ergonomic.


With control+shift keys on the left, aim for the third accelerator key to be a number towards the right hand.


Logically I might say:


* control+shift+0 for standard zoom


* control+shift+9 for whole screen


* allow centre positioning to be without a numbered shortcut.

Comments (8)

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You are correct, the ergonomics have not bothered me because I have configured the SizeWell shortcuts to gestures using BetterTouchTool.


Ideally, I want all shortcuts to be customizable by the users, but just taking things one step at a time. It is very limiting trying to find a consistent set of shortcuts that do not interfere with other commonly used shortcuts. Anyway, I think your suggestions for changing the standard shortcuts are good ones, I will most likely implement those shortcuts in the next minor update to SizeWell.


If you use the standard zoom regularly, you can simply uncheck the "Open SizeWell Zoom Options menu instead..." option in the zooming preferences to have the standard zoom behavior happen on click, and then you can still hold down Fn key while clicking the zoom button to bring up the menu, or access the menu from the main Window > Zoom menu.

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Unfortunately, the keyboard-oriented suggestion is not possible. Please see http://gsfn.us/t/2au91


> no Fn key — it is not an appropriate modifier


In the Keyboard pane of System Preferences I tried two things, but neither worked:


• Standard Zoom ... F16


• Zoom ... F16


I look forward to an update, when you're ready — thanks.

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Fn was not intended to be a "shortcut" by itself, but you can hold Fn while clicking the zoom button to open the Zoom Options Menu.


I have been back working on SizeWell this past week. I have implemented the shortcuts you suggested earlier and added more features as well. I am very very close to having this update ready to release.


I hope to have the update out very soon. I see you are using Lion as well, this update will also address some compatibility issues with Lion.

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The SizeWell 0.8.1 beta update have been released and has the new shortcuts you recommended! Thanks!


http://sizewellplugin.com

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Great, thanks!

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Sorry, in that screenshot I didn't obscure as much as I should have. It is now removed.


Could you edit out the relevant part of your comment? Then I'll remove this comment ;)

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Get Satisfaction seems to not let me edit my post after you have commented on it. Try deleting your comment first, then I will see if it lets me edit the post. I am sorry about that, it was thoughtless of me to mentioned it.

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Marking this topic as implemented...