Add keyboard shortcuts to select the next/previous tag on the Tag sidebar
Thomas Lohrum 10 years ago • updated by Christof Deininger 8 years ago • 17
For example you have tags like @home, @office, project1, project2, family. When making plans, one needs to select each tag separately to check each groups (tags) items. Having a shortcut to scroll through the tags, would be a considerable improvement, to easily cycle through the list of tags one by one.
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the original title of my request was "Add Ctrl-Up/Down to select the next/previous tag in the tag sidebar". What happened here?
Users posts should not be changed, unless the user has asked for or agreed to do so. Changing posts without consultation is not acceptable.
As for Ctrl+Up/Down i did run a test with the notes list and the search box. Since i did not have a selection, i didn't notice, that the key is already in use. Now i have checked with the help. Of course you are correct here. Still i think Ctrl+Up/Down for tag scrolling would be more useful. I expect to use this many times, whereas i have never used the key the way it works right now.
Sometimes a very good idea which solves an important problem can get downvoted only because the author was too specific about how it should be implemented.
I think you would agree that the main point here is not that exactly the Ctrl+Up/Down key combination should be used, but that there should be a shortcut at all.
Also I don't quite get how would scrolling the tags list help you in changing the tag selection, which is anyway done only via the search box? Could you please elaborate here?
I understand your (complete) answer. Probably you also wanted to finish the post, because these things just can take up so much time. Anyway, I think it is not easy to divide censorship from constructive advancement. If the changes can be discussed here and thereafter result in a modification of the original post, anyone can reconstruct the story. People can learn from the story, just as they can do now by following our discussion. Well, i am not angry. I got your point. Let's go on.
Take my example with the tags @office, @home. To check all notes for tag @office you must select that tag either by mouse-click or by selecting it using the searchbox. Next you have to reset the tag-filter and proceed with the same steps for @home. And so on....
My suggestion is an abbreviation for that process.
Quote: But what to do when several tags are selected?
No need to support this. Iterating the tag list will clear any existing tag filter and only allows to change the selection one by one. Just as Ctrl+U does for 'Untagged'. Iterating the list is a method of its own.
For example, when you use CN as a Todo-Manager you can create a section "Tasks". In that section you create tags like office, private, project1. Now i want to check my tasks for the next couple of days. Therefore i want to check the groups one by one, which is more concise than reading them all at once.