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Better keyshortcuts support

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zas
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Better keyshortcuts support

Post by zas »

It would be great to be able to recruit through key R + a number (0 - 9) for most common units. Number should appear besides label in units menu.

And shift + R to repeat last recruit action.
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Post by Dave »

How about I make it that pressing 'R' brings up the recruit dialog, and then pressing a number can select an item in that dialog, then pressing enter can be the same as clicking 'ok'? Then you can just type "r 2 <enter>" to recruit a unit.

Shift-R repeating the last recruit is a good idea.

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Post by miyo »

Eliminate the need for enter.

'r' -> '1'

- Miyo
zas
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'R' key is already used

Post by zas »

'R'edo key...
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Post by Dave »

Ermm...that's a good point :-)

Is there another key we could use for it instead?

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Post by miyo »

ctrl+alt+del? - but that would not propably work in u$win.

Could we use redo? shift-R to recruit, r to redo the same action.

- Miyo
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Post by B0rsuk »

Terrain Modifiers

Resistances

I use these two ALOT.
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Post by Dave »

I guess what I'm going to have to do is a full-fledged shortcuts system that allows customization of shortcuts to be any alphabetical or numerical key + Shift/Alt/Ctrl modifiers. I also guess that shortcuts should be settable on a per-locale basis.

What I really want is control-S = save game.

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zas
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Shortcuts we need

Post by zas »

A key to find leader and move map on it. (HOME?)
A key to open each in-game menus (recruit, recall, ....)
A key to get a screenshot and save it ;)
A key to move map on "marked" units (sequential like 'n'), and a key to mark unit, a fast way to find our most important units on the map.
A key to mute on/off the sound (hey, faster when you have a phone call).
Just some ideas...
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Post by Dave »

How about '1' cycles through all level 1 units, '2' through all level 2 units, and so forth?

A 'home' button to go to your leader would probably be good, and perhaps another button to go to your starting position.

The main problem with printing screen is where to put the save file? I guess I could just dump it into the cwd. One thing is for sure: I am NOT implementing a general 'save file' dialog. :-)

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zas
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About saving of screenshots

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I think we can save screenshots by just pressing a key, then image is saved in .wesnoth/sceenshot_xxxx.png
where xxx is a incremented integer value (screenshot_0001.png, screenshort_0002.png, or the like)
zas
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Or...

Post by zas »

Simplier: save them in .wesnoth/screenshots/xxxx.png
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About keys to cycle

Post by zas »

I like the idea to have 1,2,3... keys to cycle through level 1,2,3 units :)
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Post by miyo »

Customizable keys... we would have functions like 'undo', 'redo', 'cycle 1st level units', 'cycle 2nd level units' - then you would assign keys to them.

For beginning key settings could be done manually at preferences file. Reasonable defaults should exist.

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Post by Dave »

miyo wrote:Customizable keys... we would have functions like 'undo', 'redo', 'cycle 1st level units', 'cycle 2nd level units' - then you would assign keys to them.

For beginning key settings could be done manually at preferences file. Reasonable defaults should exist.
Yes this is what I meant when I put in the WesnothToDo in wiki, " Add in sophisticated customizable Hot Keys System" :-)

David
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