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AW: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Hi Brad,

Locale German (Germany), Keyboard German

I also tried to switch to “English (USA), Keyboard US”, same behavior.

Also does not make a difference if I use my Laptop-Keyboard or the USB-Keyboard.

And this also happened with my previous workstation

Anything else I can provide?

Best regards, Peter

Von: Brad Boddicker [mailto:bounce-ButtonPusher@toadworld.com]
Gesendet: Montag, 2. Dezember 2013 15:04
An: toadoraclebeta@toadworld.com
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RE: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Reply by Brad Boddicker

Peter,

What is your locale set to? What about your keyboard?

Thanks,

Brad

From: Peter Lang [mailto:bounce-PeterLang@toadworld.com]
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2013 6:43 AM
To: toadoraclebeta@toadworld.com
Subject: [Toad for Oracle - Beta Discussion Forum] ALT + Left/Right produce special character

ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Thread created by Peter Lang

When using ALT + Left/Right to navigate after jumping with CTRL+Click, a special character is inserted after releasing ALT-Button.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Post the following code (no need to compile)

CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY test_package AS
PROCEDURE test_procedure AS BEGIN NULL; END test_procedure;
BEGIN
test_procedure();
END;

  1. Ctrl+Click the call of test_procedure (jumps to declaration).

  2. Use ALT+Left to navigate back
    When releasing the ALT-Key, the following character is inserted: :diamonds:

Using ALT+Right afterwards adds this one: :spades:

That’s what the code looks like afterwards:

CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY test_package AS
:spades:PROCEDURE test_procedure AS BEGIN NULL; END test_procedure;
BEGIN
test_proc♦edure();
END;

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Go to options > Toolbars/Menus > Shortcuts. Sort by the “shortcut” column. Do you see anything beginning with “Alt” in there?

What is your Editor font? (Options > Editor > Display > Fonts)

From: Peter Lang [mailto:bounce-PeterLang@toadworld.com]

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2013 9:29 AM

To: toadoraclebeta@toadworld.com

Subject: [Toad for Oracle - Beta Discussion Forum] AW: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

AW: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Thread created by Peter Lang

Hi Brad,

Locale German (Germany), Keyboard German

I also tried to switch to “English (USA), Keyboard US”, same behavior.

Also does not make a difference if I use my Laptop-Keyboard or the USB-Keyboard.

And this also happened with my previous workstation

Anything else I can provide?

Best regards, Peter

Von: Brad Boddicker [mailto:bounce-ButtonPusher@toadworld.com]

Gesendet: Montag, 2. Dezember 2013 15:04

An: toadoraclebeta@toadworld.com

Betreff: RE: [Toad for Oracle - Beta Discussion Forum] ALT + Left/Right produce special character

RE: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Reply by Brad Boddicker

Peter,

What is your locale set to? What about your keyboard?

Thanks,

Brad

From: Peter Lang [mailto:bounce-PeterLang@toadworld.com]

Sent: Friday, November 29, 2013 6:43 AM

To: toadoraclebeta@toadworld.com

Subject: [Toad for Oracle - Beta Discussion Forum] ALT + Left/Right produce special character

ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Thread created by Peter Lang

When using ALT + Left/Right to navigate after jumping with CTRL+Click, a special character is inserted after releasing ALT-Button.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Post the following code (no need to compile)

CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY test_package AS

PROCEDURE test_procedure AS BEGIN NULL; END test_procedure;

BEGIN

test_procedure();

END;

  1. Ctrl+Click the call of test_procedure (jumps to declaration).

  2. Use ALT+Left to navigate back

When releasing the ALT-Key, the following character is inserted: :diamonds:

Using ALT+Right afterwards adds this one: :spades:

That’s what the code looks like afterwards:

CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY test_package AS

:spades:PROCEDURE test_procedure AS BEGIN NULL; END test_procedure;

BEGIN

test_proc♦edure();

END;

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Also check your auto replace settings. Maybe something in there is triggering this?

From: Peter Lang [mailto:bounce-PeterLang@toadworld.com]

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2013 9:29 AM

To: toadoraclebeta@toadworld.com

Subject: [Toad for Oracle - Beta Discussion Forum] AW: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

AW: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Thread created by Peter Lang

Hi Brad,

Locale German (Germany), Keyboard German

I also tried to switch to “English (USA), Keyboard US”, same behavior.

Also does not make a difference if I use my Laptop-Keyboard or the USB-Keyboard.

And this also happened with my previous workstation

Anything else I can provide?

Best regards, Peter

Von: Brad Boddicker [mailto:bounce-ButtonPusher@toadworld.com]

Gesendet: Montag, 2. Dezember 2013 15:04

An: toadoraclebeta@toadworld.com

Betreff: RE: [Toad for Oracle - Beta Discussion Forum] ALT + Left/Right produce special character

RE: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Reply by Brad Boddicker

Peter,

What is your locale set to? What about your keyboard?

Thanks,

Brad

From: Peter Lang [mailto:bounce-PeterLang@toadworld.com]

Sent: Friday, November 29, 2013 6:43 AM

To: toadoraclebeta@toadworld.com

Subject: [Toad for Oracle - Beta Discussion Forum] ALT + Left/Right produce special character

ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Thread created by Peter Lang

When using ALT + Left/Right to navigate after jumping with CTRL+Click, a special character is inserted after releasing ALT-Button.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Post the following code (no need to compile)

CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY test_package AS

PROCEDURE test_procedure AS BEGIN NULL; END test_procedure;

BEGIN

test_procedure();

END;

  1. Ctrl+Click the call of test_procedure (jumps to declaration).

  2. Use ALT+Left to navigate back

When releasing the ALT-Key, the following character is inserted: :diamonds:

Using ALT+Right afterwards adds this one: :spades:

That’s what the code looks like afterwards:

CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY test_package AS

:spades:PROCEDURE test_procedure AS BEGIN NULL; END test_procedure;

BEGIN

test_proc♦edure();

END;

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Ctrl+Clicking is a required step, Navigation needs to be possible.

The buttons “Navigate back” and “Navigate forward” do not trigger those characters.

Please also see my other mails for more information.

Thanks, Peter

Von: Michael Staszewski [mailto:bounce-mstaszew@toadworld.com]
Gesendet: Montag, 2. Dezember 2013 16:01
An: toadoraclebeta@toadworld.com
Betreff: Re: [Toad for Oracle - Beta Discussion Forum] ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Re: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Reply by Michael Staszewski

I cannot reproduce. Is CTRL+Clicking first a required step? What if you use the toolbuttons to navigate forward and back instead of ALT+[Left|Right]? They are the blue circles with left and right arrows in them.

Michael

On 11/29/2013 06:42 AM, Peter Lang wrote:

ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Thread created by Peter Lang

When using ALT + Left/Right to navigate after jumping with CTRL+Click, a special character is inserted after releasing ALT-Button.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Post the following code (no need to compile)

CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY test_package AS
PROCEDURE test_procedure AS BEGIN NULL; END test_procedure;
BEGIN
test_procedure();
END;

  1. Ctrl+Click the call of test_procedure (jumps to declaration).
  1. Use ALT+Left to navigate back
    When releasing the ALT-Key, the following character is inserted: :diamonds:

Using ALT+Right afterwards adds this one: :spades:

That’s what the code looks like afterwards:

CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY test_package AS
:spades:PROCEDURE test_procedure AS BEGIN NULL; END test_procedure;
BEGIN
test_proc♦edure();
END;

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Hi,

I do not have enough strength to reproduce this …

Brg,

Damir

Since I still have this problem and the previous mails have resulted in different threads, I’ll try to consolidate the information:

  • Steps to reproduce are already in this thread.

  • This only happens when navigation is actually possible (Ctrl-Click was performed before).

  • The buttons “Navigate back” and “Navigate forward” do not trigger those characters.

  • I cannot reproduce this in any other application

  • This also happens with a different keyboard

  • Keyboard setting is German (Germany), but changing to English (USA) makes no difference

  • This only happens when NUM-LOCK is activated

  • The characters produced are exactly those that can also be created with ALT+Numblock 4 or ALT+Numblock 6

Any other ideas?

I can reproduce this behaviour in any application where you can input text. It is windows behaviour (even MSDOS?). It is the way high ASCII is entered.
End of discussion?

Groetjes,
Wim

google.com/+WimdeLange

2013/12/19 Peter Lang bounce-PeterLang@toadworld.com

RE: AW: ALT + Left/Right produce special character

Reply by Peter Lang
Since I still have this problem and the previous mails have resulted in different threads, I’ll try to consolidate the information:

  • Steps to reproduce are already in this thread.
  • This only happens when navigation is actually possible (Ctrl-Click was performed before).
  • The buttons “Navigate back” and “Navigate forward” do not trigger those characters.
  • I cannot reproduce this in any other application
  • This also happens with a different keyboard
  • Keyboard setting is German (Germany), but changing to English (USA) makes no difference
  • This only happens when NUM-LOCK is activated
  • The characters produced are exactly those that can also be created with ALT+Numblock 4 or ALT+Numblock 6

Any other ideas?

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Hi Wim, not sure if we are talking about the same thing here.

ALT+4 and ALT+6 are supposed to create these characters, but Cursor-LEFT or Cursor-RIGHT? Why would it then only happen after successful navigation but not when navigation is not possible?