Improve keyboard-related usability in bottom frame pane

Jul 5, 2016 at 5:25 PM
I like to work with keyboard shortcuts whenever possible. In the bottom frame pane, I like to go through the animation and clean up unnecessary frames, slow areas, etc. To do this, I use the arrow keys and the Del key. However, I noticed the following:
  • When I hit the delete key to delete selected frames from the bottom frame pane, the keyboard focus is removed from the frame pane and the arrow keys no longer work. I must use the mouse to click down there to reapply focus.
  • When I use shift-arrowkeys to select a range, sometimes the view does not keep up with the leading/trailing edge of the range being selected. Also, the behavior seems to get confused if you switch directions (ie, left-left-left-left-right). The view should track the boundary being moved in an intuitive way.
Jul 5, 2016 at 7:49 PM
Edited Jul 5, 2016 at 7:51 PM
General improved keyboard access is also one of my frequent feature requests.
I have also noticed the behavior you mention in your second point, the view scrolling doesn't always keep up with Shift-Selection of frames

I would also love to see in the main capture window, when clicking the width or height boxes all the text should be automatically selected. This is also true for pressing the Tab key to toggle input boxes, this would also ideally auto select the text of the focused box so one can easily replace it with keyboard only access.

Tab key cycling still seems to be out of order for the capture window, the width and height are toggled correctly, but the other buttons cycle in an unintuitive way. Frame Rate box jumps to the back button at the top left and then to the left-most button Snap to Window. Ideally this would always cycle by display order, from left to right.
Coordinator
Jul 28, 2016 at 4:10 AM
Hi, I fixed the keyboard issues with the selection, both using Shift or Ctrl to select multiple frames.

I'll keep a look at the other issues related with Tab navigation and text selection.
Jul 28, 2016 at 1:41 PM
This next release is shaping up to be an awesome new features and fixes fest, great work!