[Bf-funboard] numerical input handling proposed change

Hadrien Brissaud hadriscus at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 18:55:49 CET 2014


I agree with the idea, however the difference with other programs is that
Blender requires a confirmation click or key press to get out of the input
context, while most other softwares don't. Would the user easily figure out
that a double "enter" key press is needed ?


On 9 January 2014 18:38, W. Nelson <indigitalspace at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I would like to propose a fundamental change to how numerical input is
> handled to make setting experimentation easier.
> Keeping in mind that the number pad is also used for hot keys, I propose
> that numerical input in a field would keep the number highlighted for
> further change after pressing enter rather than releasing the selection.
> To allow for releasing the selection to make the number pad available for
> hot key usage, I recommend  a double <enter> pressed test can be done or as
> usual a <tab> or clicking out of the element will work.
> I find myself constantly reselecting or deleting numbers to experiment
> with settings.  With a workflow need for speed and efficiency, the current
> method is counter productive.  It slows down the workflow, decreases
> efficiency, is prone to errors and makes this simple task very tedious.
> I use other programs that have this keep selected method and it is a
> proven good method.  I am sure a majority of Blender users new and old
> would benefit from this change in numerical input behavior.
> There may be some effect on users habit of having the number pad
> immediately available after entering in a number.  But IMHO that is minimal
> compared to the benefit of the proposed new behavior.
> Respectfully submitted for consideration and all feedback welcome.
> JTa
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