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Re: GtkSelectionMode






On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 10:49 PM Igor Korot <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, Paul,

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 10:03 PM Paul Davis <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM Igor Korot via gtk-list <gtk-list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> Unfortunately thats not how it looks here.
>> When I create a control with GTK_SELECTION_MULTIPLE and just click on
>> the item - it works just like single selection.
>> In order to select multiple strings I have to press Ctrl key.
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> what platform or desktop toolkit does *not* work this way?

I'm running Gentoo Linux with GNOME 3 and GTK+ 3.22.30 from Gentoo repository


I'm afraid you missed my point. The behaviour you described sounds like the behaviour I have always seen on every version of Linux and every version of macOS that I've ever used. I have never come across an application/platform/desktop toolkit that uses a mouse and works differently to what you've described. To select multiple strings, you have to differentiate between "forget the current selection, i'm starting a new one" and "i want to add this to the selection", and the convention has been to use a modifier key (typically Ctrl) to do that.

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