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    Default Unexpected Behavior of CTRL-V and CTRL-C

    I have an application that has been through many versions and I have two issues that are confounding me…

    Issue 1-

    When manually ‘pasting’ (via CTRL-V) into a field, the cursor ends up at the beginning of the data that was just pasted. Previous versions of Alpha left the cursor at the end of the pasted text (and therefore allowed for easy additional data entry. I’ve worked with the cursor positions for entering a field, but that doesn’t seem to help.



    Issue 2-

    While in a particular form, pressing CTRL-C brings up a find dialog for a certain key.
    I believe this is as a result of defining a short-cut key sequence for a button in a previous version.

    I’ve searched everywhere I can think of including the buttons that are intended to activate that particular find-by-key and can’t get the shortcut sequence turned off.


    Any ideas where to look?

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    Default RE: Unexpected Behavior of CTRL-V and CTRL-C

    John,

    1. Can't help with this one.
    2. pressing CTRL-C brings up a find dialog for a certain key. I believe this is as a result of defining a short-cut key sequence for a button in a previous version.

    I assume you realize that Ctrl-C is a Windows short-cut for the 'Copy' command and there could possibly be a conflict?

    I’ve searched everywhere I can think of.......

    We haven't a clue what's all included in 'everywhere'. That being the case, I'd determine the location in the previous version where you defined the short-cut and then check the same place in the version in which you're now working.

    kenn

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    Default RE: Unexpected Behavior of CTRL-V and CTRL-C

    John,

    I have some thoughts on your problems.

    First, with the having the cursor at the beginning of the pasted text. Have you tried setting the data entry field rules to place cursor "after unselected text" ??

    With - Do you have any custom menus that possibly use this hotkey? Does the key combo work outside of A5?

    I hope that helps some.

    Scott

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    Default RE: Unexpected Behavior of CTRL-V and CTRL-C

    The data entry field rule is already set to place cursor "after unselected text". It works fine if text is already there, but oddly enough, if you 'paste' something even after existing text, the cursor returns to the 'unselected' beginning of the pasted text.

    I found the button that was giving me the CTRL-C headache.
    (If button text has an "&" symbol, the following character will be defined as a hotkey) It's better now.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Default RE: Unexpected Behavior of CTRL-V and CTRL-C

    Ken:

    Re: CTRL-C - Yes I realize it is a conflict. It is the Copy command I want back. (see later post for solution I found)

    Thanks for trying though.

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    Default RE: Unexpected Behavior of CTRL-V and CTRL-C

    Issue 2 is fixed...

    Can anybody replicate Issue 1?
    (copy some text, and paste it into a text field... where does the cursor end up?)

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    Default RE: Unexpected Behavior of CTRL-V and CTRL-C

    John

    The cursor does behave as you indicate in issue1 in V5, which is different from earlier versions. I don't know if I would classify that as a bug or just different behavior. It really is more of a nuisance problem since it is easy to move the cursor. In fact, most users probably won't even notice. If it really causes a problem, go up to the FAQ's at the top of the forum page and send an email to Alpha using the adress provided. They normally are very prompt at responding.

    Jerry

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    Default RE: Unexpected Behavior of CTRL-V and CTRL-C

    Thanks for the verification Jerry...

    It does cause somewhat of a slowdown for us.
    When we are keying a large amount of data, often there is repetitive information followed by unique information. Before we could just copy the first instance of the repetitive info, paste it in the new line then keep on typing.

    The alpha folks also seem to monitor this list very well so I'm hoping they'll notice this post and take a look at the possibility of changing it back to a more helpful behavior.

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