[Enhancement - Viewer] Change which text is selected using Shift+arrow keys

Bug #1919072 reported by Jonatan Nyberg
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Bug Description

Please make it possible to change which text is selected in the e-book viewer by using Shift and the arrow keys.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Re: calibre bug 1919072

shift+arrow is used fairly universally for selecting words.

 status wontfix

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Won't Fix
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Jonatan Nyberg (bugreporter41) wrote :

Please make it possible to use shift+arrow for selecting text in the Viewer as well.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

it already is, the default shortcut is ctrl+shift+arrow but you can
change it to shift+arrow

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Jonatan Nyberg (bugreporter41) wrote :

Good to know, I can use the right and left arrow keys to select text but not the up and down arrow keys? I'm used to using the shift + arrow to select text and as you said it's fairly universal, wouldn't it better to have it as the default shortcut?

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

shift+arrowleft and shift+arrowright were assigned to back and forward
in the viewer long before this functionality existed. And yes there is
no support for up and down arrow keys as implementing it is too much
work for, patches welcome.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

Actually, given that we now have a dedicated selection mode, it makes
sense to special case the back and forward shortcuts for selection in
that mode.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Fixed in master

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every alternate Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: Won't Fix → Fix Released
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Jonatan Nyberg (bugreporter41) wrote :

Now when you can alter the selection by a line, it would make sense for shift + arrow left and shift + arrow right to change the selection by a character instead of a word. It is also usually the case in other programs .

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Jonatan Nyberg (bugreporter41) wrote :

The keys Ctrl+Arrow Left and Ctrl+Arrow Right is commonly used to move to the next word. Is it possible to use Shift+Ctrl+Arrow Left and Shift+Ctrl+Arrow Right to move selection by a word and Shift+Arrow Left and Shift+Arrow Right to move selection by a character to use the same shortcuts that works almost everywhere?

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