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User interface request - alternative to double-clicking?
raylight
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 328
Best Total: 34m 33s
Posted - 2006.04.03 10:54:40
Hi,

I'm glad I found this great site and have one request that would make me even happier! It would be nice if you could add some other method of putting crosses that doesn't involve double-clicking. Like holding shift or ctrl while clicking perhaps? I find it frustrating trying to achieve fast double-clicks all the time, especially since the interface is a bit unresponsive on my not so fast P3 computer. When I try to solve a puzzle as fast as possible it forces a lot of my focus on mouse handling rather that the actual puzzle!

Cheers,
Raylight
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1718
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.04.03 13:04:56
Hmmm... that's an interesting idea! I was originally looking into making it a right-click, but that doesn't really work very well. Making it ctrl or shift should be fairly easy I think. I might just do it...
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.04.03 13:23:50
Crosses are a...

Never mind.
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1718
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.04.03 13:36:07
Ok, so in theory you should now be able to hold down shift and it'll do the same as if you double-clicked. Of course, if you now hold down shift and double-click, it has the same effect as a normal click!

I've tested it on Windows using Firefox and Internet Explorer, but not on anything else... so good luck.
raylight
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 328
Best Total: 34m 33s
Posted - 2006.04.03 15:33:36
Works great for me in Internet Explorer, thanks!!! The estimated time of failure of my mouse has just increased by a couple of months. Now, if just quit playing pinball my keyboard would be safe too!

Btw, just realized, I hope this doesn't have any implications in Kwon-Tom Wrong. I'm not sure if I understand how you count changes, but if it only counts when placing/removing lines, one could now place crosses for free by using the shift key.. Or does every type of change count?
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1718
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.04.03 17:40:50
It shouldn't affect the Wrong puzzles... each segment is counted the first time you click on it, and not for any other clicks, no matter how many times you click on it - for lines, crosses or spaces.
Last edited by foilman - 2006.04.03 17:42:29
PuzzleLover
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1033
Best Total: 38m 17s
Posted - 2006.04.05 05:28:13
I like this interface improvement too.  And yeah, I still need my x's as a crutch.
xyphic
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1607
Best Total: 22m 13s
Posted - 2006.04.06 07:11:51
There's a slight bug with the shift-click: if you hold shift and click twice, it seems to lock that line out completely (i.e. you can't put a line *or* a cross in it)! This is in FireFox; I haven't tried it in IE.

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