[Bf-funboard] Just out of interest: DEL and C

Michael Crawford psyborgue at mac.com
Tue Mar 20 09:07:50 CET 2007

I'm curious what language you are using.  On my keyboard (US 101  
Apple) there is no delete key on the numpad.  The period key (next to  
numpad return) centers on the current object.  that works great for  
me.  I can hit it with my thumb while my hand is still resting on the  
mouse.  On the other hand, on my laptop (powerbook titanium 17"), the  
key does not exist at all (not even on emulated numpad), so when i  
need to center on selected, i am required to use the view menu (very  
slow and annoying)  This is not even to mention how difficult it is  
to attempt to use blender with a single mouse button.  I carry around  
a three button mouse just for blender (and wings admittedly).

I too, however find the "c" key absolutely useless as it is.  Who  
uses that?

It seem that a lot of this might stem from differences in  
keyboards... I see two solutions:
  1. Keep a record of each and every variant of every keyboard on the  
planet (not forgetting laptops), and remap the physical location to  
the actual key... (is that even possible)
  2. Allow users to define their own keys...

On Mar 19, 2007, at 9:12 PM, Alexander Ewering wrote:

> Hello,
> I have been struggling with this forever since I use Blender, and  
> as soon as
> it became open source, I remapped these keys - now out of  
> curiosity, I would
> just like to know how others feel about it - not proposing to  
> change it at
> all.
> For me, one of the MOST USED keystrokes in Blender is Numpad DEL  
> (zoom on
> current object). However, it is at the same time the most awkward  
> to reach
> (I have to leave the mouse, use the right hand to press DEL, and  
> get back to
> the mouse).
> For this reason, I have re-mapped a keystroke that I *NEVER* use (C  
> - centre
> on cursor) to this function. C is always near my left hand and always
> reachable.
> This has at the same time a different benefit: Another very common  
> keystroke
> for me is SHIFT-C (Centre on whole scene) - which now turns into a  
> logical
> "counterpart" to the remapped C.
> Are there any others who feel like this?
> | alexander ewering              instinctive mediaworks
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