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 Moving between cells when holding in the shift button 
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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 4:45 pm




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Post Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
Hello,
I have found that today I cannot move between cells using my arrow key when I'm holding down the shift button, I wondered whether this was something to do with the site or if my keyboard is not working properly? [confused]
I was wondering if you could check this out please?
Thanks, Jasmine [smile]


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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 4:52 pm




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Post Re: Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
jas33 wrote:
Hello,
I have found that today I cannot move between cells using my arrow key when I'm holding down the shift button, I wondered whether this was something to do with the site or if my keyboard is not working properly? [confused]
I was wondering if you could check this out please?

This is probably only true for shift + left/right, because that key combination
is now used to change the operator in a no-op puzzle.

I can probably fix it such that shift+left/right will behave as left/right again
(didn't expect people used that combo..)

Patrick


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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 4:57 pm




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Post Re: Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
pnm wrote:
jas33 wrote:
Hello,
I have found that today I cannot move between cells using my arrow key when I'm holding down the shift button, I wondered whether this was something to do with the site or if my keyboard is not working properly? [confused]
I was wondering if you could check this out please?

This is probably only true for shift + left/right, because that key combination
is now used to change the operator in a no-op puzzle.

I can probably fix it such that shift+left/right will behave as left/right again
(didn't expect people used that combo..)

Patrick


Thank you, that would be a great help!


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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 5:04 pm




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Post Re: Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
jas33 wrote:
Thank you, that would be a great help!

ok, this should work again (shift + left/right to move left/right), let me know..

Patrick


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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 5:10 pm




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Post Re: Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
pnm wrote:
ok, this should work again (shift + left/right to move left/right), let me know..

Patrick


Thanks, it works fine now, hopefully my timed puzzle times will be better tomorrow now!


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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 5:12 pm




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Post Re: Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
jas33 wrote:
Thanks, it works fine now, hopefully my timed puzzle times will be better tomorrow now!

Why do you need the shift key for the timed puzzles? [confused]


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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 5:15 pm




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Post Re: Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
pnm wrote:
Why do you need the shift key for the timed puzzles? [confused]


For the 5x5 and 6x6 I enter guesses as I go, but to speed up my times I just hold the shift key in while moving and release it when I enter a real number.
I didn't realise my techniques were so strange! [blush]


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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 5:21 pm




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Post Re: Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
jas33 wrote:
For the 5x5 and 6x6 I enter guesses as I go, but to speed up my times I just hold the shift key in while moving and release it when I enter a real number.
I didn't realise my techniques were so strange! [blush]

Interesting strategy, never thought of that (always thought I'd lose
more time by entering guesses than gain it)


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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 5:26 pm




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Post Re: Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
pnm wrote:
Interesting strategy, never thought of that (always thought I'd lose
more time by entering guesses than gain it)


I started that strategy a few months ago, it took a while to get used to but I think it has improved my times for 5x5 and 6x6 (I never use it for 4x4 because it doesn't have any benefit)


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Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 6:16 pm




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Post Re: Moving between cells when holding in the shift button
I had also found the problem with movement being locked when holding the shift key down and using right/left arrows. It still worked for up/down, though.

I use that all the time on the Killer Sudokus and other large puzzles. Say I know a horizontal 2-cell cage has values of 3 and 4... I just hold down shift with my left pinkie, press 3 and 4 with left middle and index fingers, and press the left/right arrow key with my right hand. Before you put it back, it was hard to remember I had to release the shift key in between, and several times I pressed the guesses, then ended up erasing them when I pressed the numbers again and the selected cell hadn't moved!

I sometimes use guesses in the timed puzzles, also, but it's a toss-up as to whether it speeds things up. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. [razz]


So THANKS for fixing it! [thumbsup]

(I also wouldn't have guessed that more people aren't using that technique...)


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