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Poll: How many of you feel inconvenienced by inability to use dbl-click to select a string in A97?

P: n/a
MLH
A97 incorporates a new twist on the use of db-clik. If you use A97,
you know what I mean. Maybe it deserves explanation...

Let's say you have a macro and you open it to browse. Lets say
it has an OpenQuery action in it and the query name is
qryMyVeryGreatBigAndSuperLongAccessQueryName. Now
suppose you want to copy that name to paste it somewhere
else. Its too long and hangs off the right margin of the entry
field, so hiliting it would be much quicker if you dbl-click it
instead of positioning the pointer and the beginning and
carefully dragging to the right. But lo and behold, what is
hilited after your dbl-clik is not what you double-clicked,
but rather the next item in the list. God forbid that in add'n
to browsing the macro, you made a change up top, adding
a few things and modifying others. You might just not notice
that dbl-clicking the query name field cause a change and
after saving upon exit, you have mistakenly modified your
macro. This is quite easy to do when you have names like
qryMyVeryGreatBigAndSuperLongAccessQueryName1 and
qryMyVeryGreatBigAndSuperLongAccessQueryName2.
I don't like it. This is the place to say it, so I am. And I'm
asking the rest of you folks what you think.

Side-shot: does anyone know how many BETA testers
(real life people who use it for a living) are generally charged
with pre-release evaluations of the new Access products?
Nov 13 '05 #1
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rkc
MLH wrote:
Let's say you have a macro and you open it to browse. Lets say
it has an OpenQuery action in it and the query name is
qryMyVeryGreatBigAndSuperLongAccessQueryName. Now
suppose you want to copy that name to paste it somewhere
else. Its too long and hangs off the right margin of the entry
field, so hiliting it would be much quicker if you dbl-click it
instead of positioning the pointer and the beginning and
carefully dragging to the right.


Shift+End
Nov 13 '05 #2

P: n/a
MLH
Shift+End? I'm not sure I understand. I could also
click once, move my hands from the mouse to the
keyboard, press End then Shift-Home. Or, I could
click on the previous control in the Tab order and
tab to the control. That too, for me, selects the entire
field's contents. But none of these ways are a dbl-
clik and not nearly as convenient. I mean really, if
you are in a module and you wish to select a word
in the middle of a line, do you use keyboard combos
to do it?

Shift+End


Nov 13 '05 #3

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rkc
MLH wrote:
Shift+End? I'm not sure I understand. I could also
click once, move my hands from the mouse to the
keyboard, press End then Shift-Home. Or, I could
click on the previous control in the Tab order and
tab to the control. That too, for me, selects the entire
field's contents. But none of these ways are a dbl-
clik and not nearly as convenient. I mean really, if
you are in a module and you wish to select a word
in the middle of a line, do you use keyboard combos
to do it?


I don't whine about the little shit, I guess.
Nov 13 '05 #4

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Hmm... but I'm *sure* MS *must* be listening... I mean, the software is
only like 3 revisions out of date...

Nov 13 '05 #5

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pi********@hotmail.com wrote:
Hmm... but I'm *sure* MS *must* be listening... I mean, the software is
only like 3 revisions out of date...

I doubt MS is listening. Have they corrected that attrocity they call
Help in the newest version of Access?
Nov 13 '05 #6

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MLH
On the subject of 'listening', does MS roll out BETA copies
of future releases to the MVP's for their input. Those guys
are real-world professionals and likely better capable than
anyone on the inside of voicing opinions and evaluations
that reflect the feelings of the user community?
Nov 13 '05 #7

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"MLH" <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in message
news:k6********************************@4ax.com...
On the subject of 'listening', does MS roll out BETA copies
of future releases to the MVP's for their input. Those guys
are real-world professionals and likely better capable than
anyone on the inside of voicing opinions and evaluations
that reflect the feelings of the user community?


I think the word 'professional' should be banned
Nov 13 '05 #8

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GTN
On Sat, 09 Jul 2005 09:56:40 -0400, MLH <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote:
Shift+End? I'm not sure I understand. I could also
click once, move my hands from the mouse to the
keyboard, press End then Shift-Home. Or, I could
click on the previous control in the Tab order and
tab to the control. That too, for me, selects the entire
field's contents. But none of these ways are a dbl-
clik and not nearly as convenient. I mean really, if
you are in a module and you wish to select a word
in the middle of a line, do you use keyboard combos
to do it?

Shift+End


You click on the first spot. Then you hold the shift down when you
click the other end.

Nov 13 '05 #9

P: n/a
pi********@hotmail.com wrote:
Hmm... but I'm *sure* MS *must* be listening... I mean, the software is
only like 3 revisions out of date...


Yeah, I'm still waiting for them to fix Access 95! :-)

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Nov 13 '05 #10

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MLH <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in
news:m6********************************@4ax.com:
A97 incorporates a new twist on the use of db-clik. If you use
A97, you know what I mean. Maybe it deserves explanation...

Let's say you have a macro and you open it to browse. Lets say
it has an OpenQuery action in it and the query name is
qryMyVeryGreatBigAndSuperLongAccessQueryName. Now
suppose you want to copy that name to paste it somewhere
else. Its too long and hangs off the right margin of the entry
field, so hiliting it would be much quicker if you dbl-click it
instead of positioning the pointer and the beginning and
carefully dragging to the right. But lo and behold, what is
hilited after your dbl-clik is not what you double-clicked,
but rather the next item in the list. God forbid that in add'n
to browsing the macro, you made a change up top, adding
a few things and modifying others. You might just not notice
that dbl-clicking the query name field cause a change and
after saving upon exit, you have mistakenly modified your
macro. This is quite easy to do when you have names like
qryMyVeryGreatBigAndSuperLongAccessQueryName1 and
qryMyVeryGreatBigAndSuperLongAccessQueryName2.
I don't like it. This is the place to say it, so I am. And I'm
asking the rest of you folks what you think.
When I want to select the contents of an entire field, I click in
the previous control in the tab order and then tab into the control
I want everything to be highlighted in. This selects everthing so I
can copy it.
Side-shot: does anyone know how many BETA testers
(real life people who use it for a living) are generally charged
with pre-release evaluations of the new Access products?


Not really a relevant question for a version of Access released
almost 9 years ago.

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dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 13 '05 #11

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