[racket] keyboard shortcut for jumping between definitions & interactions windows

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 28 16:46:52 EDT 2012

What happens if you search for "shift-focus" in the keybindings
window. Do you see any keybindings?


On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 3:35 PM, Benjamin Atkin <batkin at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> I wanted a way to jump from the interactions window to the definitions
> window. First I checked the View menu and then I checked the Keyboard
> Shortcuts section in the Dr. Racket manual. I didn't find it in either
> place. I did find an undocumented way in the mailing list, which is to use
> C-x o, which doesn't work for me. I also found C-d and C-e, which do indeed
> get me between the windows, but in the process hide them. I like to have
> both showing at the same time so it doesn't quite work for me.
> I think the keyboard system and the help system (with search) are great in
> general, and this is a glaring omission. How about creating new shortcuts
> that go between interactions and definitions and documenting them in the
> manual, and maybe even adding them to the menu?
> Actually by making the states more complicated, I think it could be added in
> a somewhat reasonable way without adding more shortcuts. Right now if both
> interactions and definitions are shown, Ctrl+D hides definitions and Ctrl+E
> hides interactions, regardless of which is currently focused. Now, how about
> if you could only hide the one that is currently focused with that shortcut?
> That is, if definitions was focused, Ctrl+D would hide the definitions, but
> Ctrl+E wouldn't hide the interactions. Instead, Ctrl+E would focus the
> interactions. Then, because the focus was changed to Interactions, the
> Interactions could be hidden in this way. To complete this, the Show
> Interactions when only the Definitons is shown would need a slight change of
> behavior: invoking this would also focus the Interactions window.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Ben
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