[TxMt] Re: Floating Palettes for Macros and Commands

Samuel DeVore sdevore at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 15:36:55 UTC 2005

On 8/7/05, Tom Lazar <tom at tomster.org> wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2005, at 3:42 AM, Samuel DeVore wrote:
> > I think it would be cool if it was similar to the clipboard history,
> > pop up the last n commands/ snipits/ macros
> true. still slick, but less eyecandy plus the application doesn't
> lose focus.
> but otoh we've already got something like this: just assign the same
> shortcut to multiple commands (i.e. ctrl-shift-a) and you get a
> contextual menu (which, btw. also listens to cursor-keys and jumps to
> the first entry on typing a letter, i.e. to commit a file you press
> ctrl-shift-a, then 's', then 'return')

How is it that every time I use this application I learn something new, and 
yet I still didn't know this! Now I get why some commands have the same 
keystroke <smack>forehead forehead</smack>

so the idea for these 'popups' would be, that they're easier to
> configure, i.e. dragging a few commands inside the bundle editor onto
> a palette instead of changing n keyboard shortcuts.
> perhaps the bundle editor could get a little 'landing zone' where you
> drag commands to in order to add them to the shelf (as well as a
> 'edit...' button to rearrange end edit the shelf)

Or even one that shows all the commands with a given keyshort cut that you 
can add and subtrack keystrokes from

i think we're getting somewhere here...

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