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C or ctrl-C instead of ctrol-Insert?   [ZEP]

By: Ben Kent       
Date: Oct 16,2018 at 09:02
In Response to: C or ctrl-C instead of ctrol-Insert? (Peter Shute)

> > Please add the "Drop file list" format to the content that is
> put
> > on the clipboard from the Ctrl-Ins command, possibly with a toggle to
> > choose between UNICODE and/or Drop list.
> >
> > See also https://www.ztw3.com/forum/forum_entry.php?id=121808
> If we had that then I wouldn't need the context menu copy bug fixed.
> Is copying via Ctrl-Ins an unexpected thing for new users? It makes
> good sense for old users, but for anyone coming from an Explorer
> background, it's pretty bizarre.

Ctrl-Ins is defined in the IBM CUA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Common_User_Access, which is why that key mapping was chosen in ZTree, as it had the most mnemonic meaning out of the available keys.

Many applications support both sets on Windows, including Explorer
Ctrl-Ins Ctrl-C
Shift-Del Ctrl-X
Shift-Ins Ctrl-V

Some history at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut,_copy,_and_paste

> They would more logically expect to find such an operation in the
> existing copy commands. Eg, use the existing commands up to the point
> where you specify. At that point you could proceed as normal, or choose
> an option to "Add to Windows paste buffer".

That could be another way to get to the Ctrl-Ins menu, which could help some users.
Or from Copy/Ctrl-Copy, it could just put the full path UNICODE and Drop list on the clipboard, i.e. use the Copy destination to just do the files, and Ctrl-Ins if you want more control over what goes in the clipboard.

ZTree supports both clipboard keyboard shorts, that way those letters can be used on marked history items, and you can use the CUA shortcuts to get the clipboard instead of the marked entry.


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