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A Disable option for the shortcut key? #85
neocotic, it would be great if the Shortcut field had a "Disable" checkbox at its right.
I have a lot of Option+Shift+Letter shortcuts to bookmarks and these conflict with some shortcuts in Template.
I think it makes sense for a lot of users to just use shortcuts for the most common Template actions and use the toolbar drop-down menu for the rest.
Mmm, now that I think of it (doh!), can I just remove the letter from the Shortcut field and the shortcut will be disabled? Does your code expect this?
Thanks for a great extension.
Yes it does ;)
All that happens when you press a hotkey while holding the modifier (e.g. Option+Shift) is that it tries to find an enabled template with that key assigned to it. If no template can be found, or that template is disabled, it simply does nothing.
If you feel it would help others I can add a note on this to the help popup for the Shortcut field?
I tried to use a modifier that was less popular but it appears Option+Shift is more commonly used than I thought. Are any of the predefined templates (e.g. URL, Anchor) using common shortcuts?
Keep the suggestions etc. coming though as I love to hear user feedback. 99% of Template is based on what I expect users will want. Very little feedback makes it way back to me. Which is why I'm considering adding a feedback form to the Options page but not sure how best to do it.
No, not that I'm aware of. In my case, I use Option shortcuts on the Mac to trigger Keyboard Maestro macros and stuff like that.
I will. :)
I could be wrong, but I think that has to do more with popularity -- Template needs to be more well-known among "power users". Maybe you could write an article about it for Lifehacker and other such blogs. Probably just a few of the most well-known blogs would be enough to start the ball rolling and the most effective use of your time.
When I first released the extension as Template with most of the features you know now it was stuck around 200 users. When Google redesigned the Web Store this boomed to 1.5k and steadily grew to almost 2k. After almost a year of evolution I finally thought it was ready for a full release and put out version 1.0.0 which saw my user base fall to 700 users. I guessed it would fall as I added a new permission (geographic location) but that was worse than I thought. Fortunately, it's slowly beginning to grow again and is now sitting at around 830 users.
Well, that's the history of Template ;) Anyway, I've put a lot of time in to Template and obviously I'd like to see it do well. That said; I don't really have time to generate publicity for it and I'm not really one to toot my own horn.
Now to get looking at markdown ;)
neocotic, yeah, I get you...
...Well, good tools eventually get the attention they deserve, especially among the more technically minded. ...And I'm sure Template will get the attention it deserves! :)
Yeah, that will be an awesome feature to have...