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Question asked by adam_kohler on Apr 6, 2004
Hi Graeme, vrf-ers,

> I've only discovered one minor gripe...  In Vee6 I could
> press the [Tab]
> key and get to the Function and Object Browser, now I have to press
> [Ctrl]+[H].  Is there any particular reason you've taken out my
> favourite shortcut?

It looks like this is a consequence of changing the F&O Browser shortcut from CTL+I (6.x) to CTL+H (7.0).

If you look at the ACII table in Advanced Techniques (p 560 of English version), you'll see that "I" has the hex value 0x49, whereas Tab (abbreviated HT in the table) is 0x09. The CTL key generally has the effect of stripping off the bits 0x20 and 0x40, and 0x80. So CTL-I is equivalent to HT, modulo 0x1f.

The new shortcut CTL-H is 0x48. The matching CTL character is 0x08, or Backspace (BS). Hitting Backspace in 7.0 does indeed bring up F&O Browser unless you're in a formula box and possibly some other contexts, where it does backspace as expected.

As to why we changed it from CTL-I (HT) to CTL-H (BS): someone submitted a defect because Tab was bringing up the F&O Browser instead of doing whatever it was the user expected. It looks like the attempted fix of using CTL-H instead just moved the problem (or feature, depending on viewpoint) from the Tab key to the Backspace key.

:-(

Anyway, we now know the 7.0 single-key shortcut though there's some muscle-memory to correct.

Best regards,


Scott Bayes
Software Technical Support

Agilent Technologies, Inc.
815 14th Street S.W.
Loveland, CO, U.S.A. 80537

970 679 3799 Tel
970 635 6867 Fax

> -----Original Message-----
> From: GHilton@southampton.oilfield.slb.com
> [mailto:GHilton@southampton.oilfield.slb.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 10:27 AM
> To: VRF
> Subject: [vrf] Vee7 comment
>
>
> I've been playing with Vee7 since yesterday and it seems to
> be good so far.
>
> I've only discovered one minor gripe...  In Vee6 I could
> press the [Tab]
> key and get to the Function and Object Browser, now I have to press
> [Ctrl]+[H].  Is there any particular reason you've taken out my
> favourite shortcut?
>
> BTW I'm slowly getting my head around Namespaces, Types and
> all the rest
> of the .NET stuff...  It's pretty steep, but I'm getting
> there.  It only
> took me an hour to discover "DialogResult.OK.Compare(A)"
> (where A is an
> object that creates a dialog).
>
> Regards,
>
> Graeme Hilton
> R&D Engineer
>
> Schlumberger Sensa
>
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