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Postby tommysammy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:47 pm

There is an option for "close parent automatically"
I wish me a " close child automatically" option
Is it possible to add it?
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Re: Workbench Prefs

Postby Hans » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:14 am

tommysammy wrote:There is an option for "close parent automatically"
I wish me a " close child automatically" option
Is it possible to add it?

IIRC, there is a non-obvious way to automatically close the parent window. It might be holding down the left Amiga (or is that right Amiga?) when double-clicking on a drawer, but I don't know for sure.

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Re: Workbench Prefs

Postby tonyw » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:57 am

I think you misunderstood. Thomas knows the RAmiga shortcut for closing the parent as you open a child - he wants to do the opposite, close the child as you "Open Parent".

Sounds like a reasonable request.
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Re: Workbench Prefs

Postby chris » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:35 pm

tonyw wrote:I think you misunderstood. Thomas knows the RAmiga shortcut for closing the parent as you open a child - he wants to do the opposite, close the child as you "Open Parent".

Sounds like a reasonable request.


It's the same shortcut - RAmiga+close gadget - but there's no equivalent to permanently enable this in WB prefs.
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Re: Workbench Prefs

Postby Hans » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:15 pm

tonyw wrote:I think you misunderstood. Thomas knows the RAmiga shortcut for closing the parent as you open a child - he wants to do the opposite, close the child as you "Open Parent".


True, but the same hotkey opens the parent when you close the child window.

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Re: Workbench Prefs

Postby tonyw » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:12 pm

No it doesn't.

We must be talking about different things. If I select "Open parent" and hold the RAmiga key, the parent opens but the child window does not close.
Similarly, if I click the go-away box whilst holding the RAmiga key, the child window closes but the parent does not open.

Is it different on your machine?
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Re: Workbench Prefs

Postby tommysammy » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:39 am

tonyw wrote:I think you misunderstood. Thomas knows the RAmiga shortcut for closing the parent as you open a child - he wants to do the opposite, close the child as you "Open Parent".

Sounds like a reasonable request.

You have understood me :)
Please i don`t want a solution with a hotkey or so, i wish me an option in Workbench Prefs.
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Re: Workbench Prefs

Postby Scriptjester » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:22 am

tommysammy wrote:Please i don`t want a solution with a hotkey or so, i wish me an option in Workbench Prefs.


Until there is a Workbench Prefs, use this :
http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?funct ... t/cdop.lha

I know : it's a hotkey ! But useful...
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Re: Workbench Prefs

Postby imagodespira » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:24 pm

If i understand you right, you want to open a window. Then open a drawer within and the "parent" window should close that there is only the opened drawer left?

Look in Workbench Prefs on the first Tab, right side in "Option". The first entry is in german "Übergeordnetes automatisch schließen", in english should be "close parent" ;)?

Is this for what you are looking?

I use it since years in addition with a arrex script which openes the parent window again if i hit my configured mouse button.
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Re: Workbench Prefs

Postby tommysammy » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:49 pm

imagodespira wrote:If i understand you right, you want to open a window. Then open a drawer within and the "parent" window should close that there is only the opened drawer left?

Look in Workbench Prefs on the first Tab, right side in "Option". The first entry is in german "Übergeordnetes automatisch schließen", in english should be "close parent" ;)?

Is this for what you are looking?

I use it since years in addition with a arrex script which openes the parent window again if i hit my configured mouse button.

I know that but this is not I am looking for. I have this already enabled.
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