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Ctrl+Backspace in MFC Client [Nov. 29th, 2001|02:25 am]
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[olego]
To those designing the MFC Client, can you use CRichEdit instead of CEdit for the main window in the Win32 App where we type our entries? Being used to Ctrl+Backspace and Ctrl+Delete, a funny-looking vertical bar (ascii char 127) appears, and... It's clumsy to edit. :-D

(Example: in any search engine, search for "The Gun," which is a RichText-based notepad-like text editor, which is a lot better than good ol' Notepad... That's my request.)

~Olego~
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[User Picture]From: resilient
2001-11-29 04:48 am (UTC)
Why not have a way for us to specify which editor we want to use? I'd love to be able to use vim or gvim with the windows client.
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[User Picture]From: suppafly
2001-11-29 05:47 am (UTC)
are you serious?
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[User Picture]From: resilient
2001-11-29 07:02 am (UTC)
Am I serious about what? Wanting to be able to specify which editor I'd like to use or the fact that I use vim and gvim on Windows?

Either way, yes, I am serious. :-P
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[User Picture]From: hober
2001-11-29 06:37 am (UTC)
Normally I'd chime in here about how you should really be asking for the ability to use the One True Editor to edit entries with the windows client, but that would be pointless because (shameless plug) you can post to LiveJournal from Emacs directly, no other client required.

:)
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[User Picture]From: resilient
2001-11-29 07:08 am (UTC)
*laugh* It was not my intention to start an editor or client holy war! And it is most certainly not of interest to me to continue it. :-)
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[User Picture]From: hober
2001-11-29 07:24 am (UTC)
Same here. :) It's all about the humor value.

But actually, getting back on topic for a second, what are C-DEL and C-Delete supposed to do that they don't do in the client? Is it something like `backward-kill-word' and `kill-word'?
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[User Picture]From: resilient
2001-11-29 07:34 am (UTC)
Re: humor value. Yes, I can understand that. However, I've seen things go from humorous to bloody in no time, so I avoid them as I derive no joy from wars. Still, I think an editor should be an editor and not my web browser and file manager and life partner and.... oops! Hehehe. Got ya there. Just teasing. ;-)

I wouldn't know about the actions of those commands. I've never used the editor the original poster had mentioned.
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[User Picture]From: olego
2001-11-29 09:20 am (UTC)

Yes

Yes, Ctrl+Backspace is delete previous word, and Ctrl+Delete is delete the next word. Every good software does it... He he he.

I love Emacs, but I have never used it on a non-Unix system. And I would certainly have no idea of how to post directly from it.

It would be even cooler is something like colours and links were available in the editor, and HTML were added automatically... :-P (Like AIM.) But that's me, wanting lotta things... :-D
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[User Picture]From: hober
2001-11-29 03:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Yes

/me gleefully jumps at the opportunity for more shameless plugging.

I love Emacs, but I have never used it on a non-Unix system.

Well, there's no time like the present!

And I would certainly have no idea of how to post directly from it.

The aforementioned shameless plug.
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[User Picture]From: sapphirecat
2001-12-01 01:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Yes

Funny. I always used Ctrl+Shift+<Arrow> to select any number of words and then just delete them. Downside is when I have to use a nonstandard keyboard, such as the evil Gateway Anykeys that aren't smart enough to have the inverted-T arrow key pattern...

Maybe you should use the mouse to select words to delete. Aren't mice what GUIs are about? </sarcasm>
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[User Picture]From: olego
2001-12-01 03:51 pm (UTC)

He he

Mice... He he, such a clever invention for graphic designers, lazy people, and other strange people. :-) Nah, when I am typing, Ctrl+Shift+Arrow is too slow... I need something more immediate, and Ctrl+Backspace does just that for me. :-D

~Olego
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[User Picture]From: olego
2001-12-04 08:31 am (UTC)

Hmmm

I wonder:

Do the people who actually write the code look at this post? LJ would be great if they did... But do they? :-P

~Olego~
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