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  • Hotkey problem

    I assigned the key combo Ctrl-Shft-R to "Select Right Orphans", but nothing shows up in the Customize Commands dialog to indicate that assignment -- yet the key combo does indeed work. Seems to be a display bug in the Customize Commands dialog.

    Also, why can't EVERY command be displayed on the toolbar? Or new toolbars created (see Firefox, MSWord)?

    John Land

  • #2
    Hi John,

    I am unable to reproduce any problem customizing "Select Right Orphans" to have a shortcut of [Shift+Ctrl+R]. Can you send us screenshots and steps to reproduce it? Are you using the latest version (3.0.10)?

    We only include commands on toolbars if we have an icon for them. To select right orphans from the toolbar, click "Show Right Orphans" and then click "Select All Files".
    Erik Scooter Software


    • #3
      The problem may be video card/driver related, since when I do this on my laptop, I *do* see the Shif-Ctrl-R shortcut assigned (albeit in faint gray, which may be part of the problem).

      I am using the latest version.

      Pls make more icons.

      Also, I find that Filter-to-final and then Select (i.e., filter to the point that only what you want selected shows), which seems to be Scooter's general philosophy, is generally not as useful as Filter-to-type and then select (i.e., filter to the types of files you want -- which may be "all" -- and then select a subset), since the latter allows selection IN CONTEXT. For example, I may want to filter down to all .DOC files, and then select the orphans to copy or move -- but I can see what I'm NOT moving or copying as well. If I just filter on orphans, then select all, I lose that context.

      John Land
      Last edited by JohnFLand; 20-Nov-2008, 01:13 AM.


      • #4

        If you want to temporarily show filtered items, use the View > Suppress Filters command. Filtered items will show green.
        Chris K Scooter Software


        • #5
          Chris, that misses the point. There is a difference between ALL, SOME, and SELECTED. There are many times where a filter is important to seperate chaff from wheat (such as all .DOC files from all other files), and THEN selecting a subset of the "wheat" while showing the context (i.e., what is NOT selected). Turning off ALL filters gives too much context.
          Last edited by JohnFLand; 21-Nov-2008, 01:52 AM.


          • #6
            I've been asking for the return of the select options we had in BC2 for months (i.e. Select left/right orphans, etc.). I've suggested that BC3 could have a new Selection drop-down menu to isolate selection options from filter options. I could put links to all of the discussion that has gone before, but I'll refrain. The point is that I whole heartily agree that it was nice to be able to make a selection within the context of a larger set of filtered files in BC2, and I miss that ability greatly in BC3. I don't think I'll ever be fully content without it.
            BC v4.0.7 build 19761


            • #7
              3.0.10 re-added the Select Newer and Select Orphans commands to the Edit menu, in the exact same place they were in BC2.
              Zoë P Scooter Software


              • #8
                Thanks Craig. That is great news... I had almost lost hope...
                BC v4.0.7 build 19761