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task #10732: access windows consistently with M-[0-9]{1,} timed-out digit sequence

Submitted by:  Cedric <manday>
Submitted on:  Sat 30 Oct 2010 05:52:53 PM UTC  
Category:  commands Should Start On:  Sat 30 Oct 2010 12:00:00 AM UTC
Should be Finished on:  Sat 30 Oct 2010 12:00:00 AM UTC Priority:  5 - Normal
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Sat 30 Oct 2010 05:52:53 PM UTC, original submission:  

This proposal aims to provide an intutive, consistent and quick access to windows of number 11 and greater - so far accessed through the M-j [0-9]{2} key sequence.

Instead of prodiving distinct command sequences for windows of a different amount of digits the sequence M-[0-9]{1,} should suffice to address all windows from 1 through infinity.

The key idea is that a sequence of digits typed in a rapid fashion (with the Alt-Key [constantly]* pressed down) is interpreted as the one number of the window to go to.

Rapid fashion is defined as the following:
The key sequence is considered continued in a rapid fashion until two successive keystrokes are found to be not two digits pressed less than x milliseconds apart. Subsequently, setting x, which should be made an option to 0, will disable the feature completely.

Example usage (assuming it does not matter whether Alt is held constantly while typing the sequence or released between subsequent keystrokes, see footnote*):

Alt-23, 2 and 3 typed quickly after eachother while Alt is held, eventually takes you to buffer 23 but will temporarily take you to buffer 2 on the instant that 2 is pressed.
Alt-2 Alt-3 typed slowly after eachtoher take you to buffer 2 and then to buffer 3.
Alt-3 Alt-3 typed quickly after eachother takes you to buffer 3 and back (or the other way arround, if you are already in 3).

  • Footnote: If it is possible to implement that releasing the Alt-Key while typing breaks the sequence, that should be done.
Cedric <manday>


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