[PD] left mouse click abuse

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun Jan 4 21:50:13 CET 2009

On Sun, 4 Jan 2009, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Note the use of Ctl-6 instead of Ctl-1 to chain new objects. I like that 
> *a lot*. It could be extended to Ctl-7, Ctl-8 and Ctl-9 for messages, 
> numbers, and symbols. No need for an additional Shift-modifier and fully 
> compatible to the old behaviour.

The problem I see with Ctrl+6 is that when extending it to 2,3,4 you need 
7,8,9, which is taking away a lot of keys, and then it does not deal with 
the fact that few people want to deal with typing [nbx] or [hsl] or 
[hradio] every time they use the auto-connect, while they are used to 
doing the same non-auto-connect things using special Ctrl+Shift commands.

Another idea I just had, is to have Ctrl+Return do like Return does 
(finish the object), plus creating a dangling wire that will auto-connect 
to whichever object is created next. The Escape key could delete the 
dangling wire.

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