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Enhancement: Keyboard shortcut for switching note folder #169

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dwu opened this Issue May 16, 2016 · 10 comments

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dwu commented May 16, 2016

I use a number of note folders for storing my notes and keeping private and work notes as well as different projects separate.

Switching note folders currently seems to be possible only via the "Note" -> "Note folders" menu. Would it be possible to additionally allow switching note folders via a keyboard shortcut?

The keyboard shortcut could e.g. open a dialog showing a list of the configured note folders and maybe an incremental filter bar for filtering by folder name (visually similar to the "search or create note" filter).

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pbek commented May 16, 2016

If you go to the interface settings there is a checkbox Show note folders in main area. If you check it you'll see an additional select box. Would it be sufficient to add a shortcut for that select box? Hm, maybe even showing it just for the selection-duration if the checkbox wasn't checked...

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pbek commented May 16, 2016

On a side note: In your example you used different folders for each project, was that on purpose? Because there also are tags in QOwnNotes. ;)

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dwu commented May 16, 2016

Great, hadn't seen the option for showing the folder select box. Thanks for the hint! Having a keyboard shortcut for focusing that select box would be absolutely sufficient for my needs.

Regarding the reason for using folders instead of tags: I really like the tags feature and use it heavily on my personal notes. Using different folders for different projects however has the advantage of per-project media folders for automatic attachment handling while still having self-contained projects.

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pbek commented May 16, 2016

I will see what I can do.

Regarding the reason for using folders instead of tags

Sounds legit :)

@pbek pbek added this to the 16.05.13 milestone May 16, 2016

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pbek commented May 16, 2016

implemented in the next release:

  • there now is a new shortcut Ctrl + Alt + F
    that lets you select a different note folder
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dwu commented May 16, 2016

Wow, that was fast. :) Thanks a lot!

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pbek commented May 16, 2016

16.05.13 is now released

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dwu commented May 17, 2016

I've just tested the feature. Works great.

There's one minor issue I noticed where I'm not sure whether this was intentional or not. When "Show note folders in main area" is unchecked and the folder selection is canceled by pressing Escape, the drop-down menu remains visible until another folder is selected successfully.

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pbek commented May 17, 2016

Thank you for testing. Yes, I know. I found now way around that yet... Maybe I'll find a workaround...

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pbek commented May 18, 2016

Oh wow, that took hours... but now it works...

will be in 16.05.15...

  • the note folder select box is now hidden correctly every time, if it should
    not be viewed and was triggered by the shortcut
    (for Issue #169)
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