Command Line Functionality - Space Bar as Enter

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Command Line Functionality - Space Bar as Enter

jwchenard
From original user-request:
http://forum.librecad.org/how-to-use-spacebar-key-as-Enter-key-in-command-line-td5712264.html

At: https://github.com/LibreCAD/LibreCAD/issues/764
Quoth R-A-V-A-S:  "In 2.2.0-alpha-24+ you can use space-bar to accept commands."

No dice in the latest version (below).  

Did it get lost?  This functionality is CRITICAL for long-time A**D users (in my case, 27 years).  

The need to get one's left hand all the way over to the Enter key, or to remove right hand from mouse to hit enter and then return it to the mouse, makes use of the command line impractical to the point of being pointless. (Using A**C, I use the keyboard for at least 90% of commands; Maybe more.)

The ever-increasing focus on docked toolbars (not just in LC, but in almost all CAD software) has always been curious to me.  Look up and locate icon on toolbar, move mouse to icon and click it, move mouse back, edit... Look up, move mouse to icon and click it, move mouse back, edit... Gah!!!

Using the keyboard: (Without ever looking away from middle of screen) Punch shortcut key with index finger (I have nearly all common commands defined as one letter; [c]opy [m]ove [d]elete c[h]ange etc), slap space bar with thumb, edit as appropriate, slap spacebar again to end command.  (Hit ESC with pinky finger at need.)  This is *LIGHTNING FAST* compared to constantly scanning for, moving to and clicking on one of hundreds of tiny icons strewn over three sides of the screen.  When I watch younger CAD users back-and-forthing all over the place on the monitor, I sometimes feel tempted to just kill myself.

PLEASE let me know if this can be restored (again?).  I honestly can't use LibreCAD at all without a usable command-line, and I can't believe I'm not one of many.  I end up hammering away uselessly at the keyboard until I get frustrated and give up.

Thanks for any help!

Jason

Version: 2.1.3
Compiler: GNU GCC 4.9.1
Compiled on: Sep 23 2016
Qt Version: 5.4.1
Boost Version: 1.60.0
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Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit)
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Re: Command Line Functionality - Space Bar as Enter

dellus
You have to use the development version, 2.2.0 alpha series. It is quite stable and usable.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/librecad/files/Windows/NightlyBuilds/master/