[PD] Keyboard shortcuts for "nudge", "done editing"

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 7 01:35:06 CEST 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>
> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: Marvin Humphrey <marvin at rectangular.com>; Simon Wise <simonzwise at gmail.com>; "pd-list at iem.at" <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] Keyboard shortcuts for "nudge", "done editing"
> Le 2011-09-29 à 10:37:00, Jonathan Wilkes a écrit :
>>  Something I was thinking about for the future is a way to model keyboard 
> input
>>  after the efficiency of 'vi' input.
> The efficiency of vi input is only efficient to vi users.

Well, I like staying in home position as much as possible.  The bindings could be for arrows as well.

> Other people want arrows because they're arrows.


> If not using arrows, then at least, people expect something where at least the 
> up key is above the down key.
>>  DesireData has a way to edit connections with the keyboard but I found it 
> takes too many
>>  keystrokes.
> Editing the key bindings is the easy part of it...

Right.  The part I'm talking about is this:

[route 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7]

[s from_rejection_outlet]

How do I make a connection from [route]'s rejection outlet to [s]?  With the current DesireData 
keyboard system I select [route] and do <ctrl-tab>9 times, then <ctrl-down-array>, then <ctrl-tab> 
2 times, then Enter.  Rather than physically clicking a key nine times, I'd like a way to specify 
the xlet number with the number keys, which could cut the number of keystrokes in half.  (That's 
what I'm talking about regarding vi efficiency, though it doesn't have to be the exact same key 


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