[Enhancement] Add hotkeys for applying specific highlighting colors

Bug #1944614 reported by Mikko
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calibre
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Bug Description

Currently, Calibre has 2 hotkeys:
1. [Q] - Quick highlight in current style
2. [H] - Highlight selection

Both are time-savers.

Unfortunately, it is not optimal when using more than one color/style. If I need to use another style (from the current one), this is what I need to do:
1. Select the text.
2. Press [H] or move my mouse to the Highlight Selection button and press it.
3. Navigate my mouse cursor to the new style/color I want to use.
4. Click on the mouse button to select it.
5. Navigate my mouse cursor to the Create button.
6. Click on the mouse button to select it.

This is redundant, especially with all the mouse movements.

Fortunately, in the Settings (Selection behavior) I can choose to add my favorite colors as dedicated buttons in the selection bar. This solves most of the extra hassle.

But what would make the system perfect would be to add a separate hotkey for each of the Quick Highlight buttons.

The suggestion:
1. The absolutely best way would be to have the hotkeys available for edit in the Settings/Keyboard shortcuts.
2. But the almost-perfect solution, that should be quick and trivial to implement, is to simply have the number hotkeys (the first Quick highlight style button would be applies after pressing "1", the second after pressing "2", and so forth).

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Re: calibre bug 1944614

I'm afraid this is a bridge too far.

 status wontfix

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Won't Fix
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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

Sorry posted on wrong bug.

Changed in calibre:
status: Won't Fix → New
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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: New → Fix Released
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Mikko (mikser) wrote :

I confirm that the feature works great in release!

Thank you, Kovid, for implementing my suggestion and for doing it so incredibly quickly!

I bow in respect while clapping! :-)

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Re: calibre bug 1944614

You are most welcome!

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