req: let tab toggle feeds list, feed contents

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jacoe
2012-03-06
2012-08-29
  • jacoe

    jacoe - 2012-03-06

    I love RSSOwl but one feature is missing: an intuitive hotkey to toggle focus
    from/to feeds pane and item list for a feed.

    Each such toggle action currently requires multiple steps and/or multikey
    hotkey combinations (ctrl+shift+space) that aren't intuitive and dissimilar
    from hotkeys in other applications (and therefore harder to memorize).

    The tab hotkey currently moves focus to the list of buttons above the panes. I
    don't think that action is used often enough for the average user to warrant
    that assignment. Isn't toggling between the two panes a much more common
    action?

     
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-06

    yeah, a known issue. I think eclipse provides some basic commands to switch
    between views and editors though, you might find one if you go to preferences
    -> keys.

     
  • jacoe

    jacoe - 2012-03-06

    Yes I looked through the key settings but didn't find a way there to toggle. I
    wrote an external script in the Autohotkey language to set Tab to toggle in
    the desired way when RSSOwl is active. Code below, in case anyone else want
    this at once. But I still hope the default binding for Tab is changed to this
    toggle action. Once tab toggles pane focus users can do all remaining
    navigation with the arrow keys. That's more user friendly than
    ctrl+shift+space and ctrl+space or setting up extra hotkeys.

    ;RSSOwl tab key toggles focus for feeds pane + item list
    #IfWinActive, ahk_class SWT_Window0
    Tab::
    ControlGetFocus, focusvar, ahk_class SWT_Window0
    if focusvar = SysTreeView321
     ControlFocus, SysTreeView322, ahk_class SWT_Window0
    else
     ControlFocus, SysTreeView321, ahk_class SWT_Window0
    return
    #IfWinActive
    
     

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