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Qt Creator shortcut key advice
Being a "tidy" programmer, I find myself going into the menu Edit > Advanced > Toggle Fold All to fold my code down frequently. So it's time I assigned it a shortcut key. Being also an "indecisive" programmer, I cannot decide which shortcut to assign to it :D Folding shortcuts seem to have no consistent key presses across various IDEs.
I'm sure you guys will be using it too and have assigned it a shortcut, so what do use and why, please? :)
@JonB As "tidy programmer" is a rare species there is no short-cut for that I guess :-D
And since I'm not a tidy programmer I do not have a short-cut for this. But I rarely use folding feature.
But I rarely use folding feature.
I don't know what to say! Folding your
.cppfiles down to show all methods taking up only a line or two, rather than having to page around through gobs of code, is surely a sine qua non for productive programming, and one the most vital features of modern code IDEs....
I love folding too. ever since AMOS on amiga.
I use the Ctrl+Shift+X
Great that I am not alone :)
I use the Ctrl+Shift+X
Whooa there! That sounds too "deletey-cutty" to me! I go to fold, next thing I've cut everything and the file is empty!
I have yet to do it. but yeah if you use ctrl+x a tons then
i can see its a risk :)
I wish there were an IEEE or an RFC to specify what key sequences are to be used for what operations across all editors :)
well im not sure its very used. Among 8 dev here , im the only one that thinks its a must have feature.
To my huge surprise, a dark theme was top score. A feature i never use as it gives me headache.
@mrjj Lunacy! :D
I hate it, no idea how one can use it (not good for the eyes in my opinion).
Well many seem to find it visually appealing but it might actually hurt the readability of text.
In any case, i consider it mostly a matter of taste and hope they will always keep it as
an option in the software i use - as its an instant uninstall if no light theme.
And when some say they think dark theme is "so modern", i just smile for myself.
@JonB well the default for folding a single function is
ctrl+<so, add a shift modifier ?
strg is the German keyboard
On my Linux/English these are designated
Ctrl+>. I had not tried these before. But, try as I might, no matter what I do or do not select, these seems to simply have no effect for me when I click them? (I also tried with
Ctrl+Shift+</>in case that mattered.) Am I misunderstanding how to use them?? Ubuntu. Creator 4.8.1. I have left all keyboard mappings at default.
And while we are here, the Help states
Find next F3. I have never found this works (which has disappointed me, because it is standard in other editors). I have always had to click
Ctrl+F3--- which works because it is "Find next occurrence of selected text" provided I still have the search text selected --- in order to move to the next found.
Do either of what I have stated above work for other people?
@JonB For me this works:
Ctrl-< to fold
Ctrl-Shift-< to unfold (so, basically Ctrl->)
Yeah, what can I say? I have checked my mappings. It shows the default like I said, but pressing it just doesn't do anything. (On UK keyboard
>are not on the same key.) And like I said
F3doesn't work either. I have gone through various iterations of Ubuntu/Creator over the years, never worked....
LeLev last edited by
but pressing it just doesn't do anything
make sure you place the mouse cursor inside de methode or on it's prototype
It wasn't that, but your post made me go back and try again.
This is irritatingly misleading. I think this must be different from you posters' keyboards. A UK (or US) layout has
<an the top of the
>at the top of the
.key. I'm thinking for you Euros this is not the case? (For you is there a key with
<at the bottom and and
>at the top? Weird!) Because it turns out that means I must click Shift as well:
Ctrl+< => Shift+Ctrl+< Ctrl+> => Shift+Ctrl+>
Never having used such a combination in any other app, I didn't realize. [I see now that @J-Hilk has changed his post for this, I hadn't noticed that.] With Shift these shortcuts now start doing something!
It's a shame that the docs or my key bindings can't indicate this.
So.... does that mean, for my keyboard at least, there is a separate shortcut available for
Ctrl+<(maybe that's rather
Shift+Ctrl+<is different? I'm confused...!
LeLev last edited by LeLev
I must click Shift as well:
i also must click Shift , < and > are on the same kayboard button
if my mouse cursor in on an empty line, nothing happens but if i click inside the method code then shortcut works