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"." Shortcut

edited April 2014 in General Posts: 51

I used keyboard input for a simple little demo at work, echoing what I had typed on the screen. I thought I had a bug when I looked up and saw a stray "." character that I hadn't typed. It turned out to be Apple's "." shortcut, the one that inserts a period if you type two spaces within a short time. So I just turned the shortcut off.

I have a personal shortcut, "sgm", that fills in my whole email address. When I type that into Codea's keyboard, it sends first the three letters s g m and then the email address, so I'm left with both in the buffer.

Just something to watch out for - or could there be a way to disable shortcuts in Codea?



  • Jmv38Jmv38 Mod
    Posts: 3,297

    this would be a question for @simeon i guess.

  • SimeonSimeon Admin Mod
    edited April 2014 Posts: 5,657

    @Ceres unfortunately Apple gives us no way to know about or react to shortcuts — it looks to us as if you just typed the relevant text. It's really weird that it happens at such a low level.

    We can detect the "." shortcut and try to account for it, but might be out of luck on custom ones.

  • edited April 2014 Posts: 51

    The shortcuts seems to be sensitive to timing, too. If I type blank, wait a while, and blank again, the "." shortcut isn't triggered.

  • Posts: 51

    I added some code for the backspace key, which allows me to correct the txt inserted by a shortcut. The custom shortcuts are triggered when you follow the shortcut with a space. If you follow the shortcut with another key, then backspace and then type the space key, the shortcut is not triggered.

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