[PD] Bug on Pd 0.50-1 (delete key on mac)

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 01:54:06 CEST 2019


The delete key on the mac used to delete the previous character to the
left. But now it deletes the next character to the right. I'm on a macbook
pro with 10.14.6

This could be seen as just an annoyance as one can actually learn how to
deal with the new behaviour I guess... though some habits die hard for old
monkeys like me (I still use command + shift + H when I want a horizontal
slider, but end up loudly cursing at myself when I hide Pd's window). But
the problem is that this is not how the delete key works on macs for every
other software, so it's very very conflicting and I do consider this a bug
indeed. Moreover, this change was propably completely unintended. And I
also got really thrown off by this until I figured out what was going on -
it just did feel like a weird and uncontrollable bug. Even after having
figuring it out, I just keep screwing things over and over.

This seems to have something to do with the changes to the keyboard
settings from Pd 0.50-1 that fixes issues in PCs for portuguese/spanish
keyboards. Since this change doesn't macs, I'm just sticking to Pd 0.50-0
for the moment.

Anyway, not sure how hard would it be to go back to the earlier and correct
behaviour, I hope it's not too much of a headache and that we could have
this sorted on a Pd 0.50-2 release soon to come.

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