Triple-click has changed in 2.9

Paul Looney simplsol at
Tue Jun 3 17:51:49 EDT 2008

It is probably very difficult for the Rev team to make a fundamental  
change today without creating some problems for somebody. I didn't  
realize the new behavior was specifically requested.
If the majority of Rev users want the current triple-click behavior,  
it is fine with me - as long as I get a standard double-click.
The triple-click for changing prices was a workaround for the Rev  
double-click which only selects one side of the decimal. In all of  
the programs I use regularly, a double-click selects a word. If there  
is a period (or any other punctuation) attached to the end of the  
word, it is ignored. If there is a decimal within the word, it is  
treated as part of the word - and selected with the word.
Do you see any problem with Rev behaving in the same way?
Paul Looney

On Jun 3, 2008, at 11:36 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Phil Davis wrote:
>> In the transition from Rev 2.8.1 to 2.9.0 (Mac and Windows  
>> versions at least), there has been a change in double-click-text  
>> and triple-click-text behaviors.
>> The 2.8.1 behaviors are exactly the same as they are in the  
>> several other apps on each platform where I tested this. The 2.9.0  
>> behaviors aren't.
>> In 2.9.0, it seems the trailing CR gets selected with the rest of  
>> the line upon triple-click, causing any replacement text to be  
>> inserted at the beginning of what was originally the line  
>> following the selected line. So the list linecount is shortened by  
>> one line.
> Actually, this appears to be a fix in response to RQCC#5636:
> <>
> Related, same fix:
> <>
> The challenge here is determining what the "standard" behavior is,  
> and unfortunately Apple's HIG is vague on this subject:
>    Some applications support triple-clicking. For example, in
>    a word processor, the first click sets the insertion point,
>    the second click selects the whole word, and the third
>    click selects the whole sentence or paragraph. Supporting
>    more than three clicks is inadvisable.
> < 
> OSXHIGuidelines/XHIGUserInput/chapter_12_section_2.html#//apple_ref/ 
> doc/uid/TP30000361-TPXREF8>
> Looking at examples in the wild, in non-Apple apps triple-click  
> behaviors appear to be implemented inconsistently:  in Firefox and  
> Thunderbird a triple-click does not include the trailing return,  
> but in Adobe GoLive it does.
> But in Apple apps like TextEdit, Stickies, iWeb, and iCal, a triple- 
> click consistently includes the trailing return.
> -- 
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Managing Editor, revJournal
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