Talk:Manual: Keyboard Actions

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There's some inconsistencies between the keyboard action names in this page and in OpenMPT's UI. For example, in the global keys section:

Manual OpenMPT
File/Export to MIDI File/Export as MIDI
Play Song / Pause Song Play Song / Pause song
Mix Paste (IT Style) Mix Paste (old IT Style)
Previous instrument Previous Instrument
Next instrument Next Instrument

I considered editing this page to match OpenMPT itself, but some of the names in OpenMPT seem to be erroneous (such as "Play Song / Pause song" above, or "Clear row" and "Delete Row(s)"). What's the best course of action? Opening an issue on the bug tracker (assuming there are indeed errors in OpenMPT), editing the manual to exactly match OpenMPT, or something else?
-- Twomoso (talk) 04:11, 10 May 2020 (CEST)

Generally we should be using Title Case (i.e. Play Song / Pause Song would be correct). I know it's not being used consistently in OpenMPT but that is being fixed whenever I stumble upon such a case (Play Song / Pause song has been corrected). Other differences in wording are incorrect and should be made consistent with OpenMPT. However, I dropped the "old" in the Mix Paste command as it is not consistent with the rest of the UI. Saga Musix (talk) 15:49, 10 May 2020 (CEST)

This page also lists the "move envelope point" left/right actions differently than OpenMPT; OpenMPT's order is left, right, left (coarse), right (coarse), while the manual is left, left (coarse), right, right (coarse). Up/down, however, are the same between OpenMPT and the manual (each direction immediately followed by coarse equivalent). I'm not sure which format is preferable, and since it's inconsistent even in OpenMPT alone, I've left the manual unedited.
Twomoso (talk) 00:14, 11 May 2020 (CEST)

I noticed some keyboard actions in OpenMPT are missing from the manual:

Pattern Editor - General

  • Select Beat
  • Select Measure

Sample Editor

  • Slice at cue points

Instrument Editor

  • Remove All Samples

They are actually quite old, it seems. According to History.txt, "Select Beat" and "Select Measure" were added in 1.19.01.00, from 2011:

- [New] <js> The new keyboard shortcuts "Select beat" and "Select measure" can be used to automatically extend the current selection to the beat / measure boundaries.

Entries related to sample slicing at cue points and removing all sample map samples are respectively in the sections for 1.25.02.00 and 1.25.03.00 (both from 2015), but they don't explicitly mention keyboard shortcuts being added.

Is there any particular reason these aren't listed, or did they just happen to slip by?
-- Twomoso (talk) 00:14, 11 May 2020 (CEST)

They were just forgotten. Saga Musix (talk) 18:07, 11 May 2020 (CEST)