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Flopcd48
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Page down, page up

Post by Flopcd48 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:17 am

Hello,

I wonder if it would be possible when one hits the page sown or page up key that the next screen keeps a few pixel lines so that the last or first line of the text could easily be read in one of the two screens. For the moment, it is not the case : reading a newspaper, for instance, the bottom line of the text is cut in such a way that it is difficult to read and when the page down command is issued only the bottom of the line is seen and therefore not easily read. One as to move the screen slightly up !

Great soft altogether, thanks a lot

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Re: Page down, page up

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:11 pm

Hi Flopcd48,

what build are you using?

We did make a change like this already to the Editor. When using page down or page up in continuous mode and the zoom level is such that less than the entire page is visible, page down/up should show one line of the previous/next page to facilitate exactly this kind of reading.

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then Page Down gives this:
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The line "Creating a New User in SQL Server ..........................................27" is both at the bottom of the first page and at the top of the second. Are you seeing something different?

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Re: Page down, page up

Post by tom@mytechwise.com » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:39 am

Page Down and Page Up work as described for me (v7.0 build 328.1). However, it would be nice (and consistent) if the same change were applied to Space and Shift-Space. Thanks! :wink:

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Re: Page down, page up

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:43 pm

Hello Tom,

Thank you for the suggestion, I am not certain that the feature will be brought in, as I believe that space and shift-space have some slightly different uses, in comparison to the page up/down keys. But I have passed it along to the dev team and am awaiting a response in the meantime.

If they accept the feature request, I will certainly let you know.
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Re: Page down, page up

Post by tom@mytechwise.com » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:08 pm

This is unfortunate. Most popular web browsers and PDF viewers equate Space with Page Down. And, in looking at the PDF-Xchange customize function, there does not appear to be any way to map this as a shortcut.

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Re: Page down, page up

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:48 am

Hello Tom,

Most PDF Viewer equate pressed down space to 'switch back to Hand tool' just as we do, and a press and release on the space bar does work as "page down" in the Editor.
And while we allow most shortcuts to be adjusted there are a few (like the Space in question), that are hard coded and can not be changed.

Also - web pages are intended for viewing only (even if they dynamically load some content or allow you to fill in some forms), while PDF applications provide tools for directly modifying most of the content of what you see on screen - so comparing web browsers with PDF viewers will have some differences, and this is expected.

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