[Qt-creator] Ctrl+B start build => Ctrl+B start/stop build

Orgad Shaneh orgads at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 22:17:58 CET 2015

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 9:57 PM, Cristian Tibirna <tibirna at kde.org> wrote:

> Hello
> Consulting the list before writing a feature request to bugreports:
> Currently I happen to do a lot of tentative building of fairly complex
> generic
> C++ code that I kinda write in collaboration with the compiler ;-). This
> means
> that very often I start a build that produces > 1K errors in a few seconds
> and
> I rather prefer to stop it and fix some of these first errors before
> continuing.
> Since I use almost exclusively the keyboard, I hit Ctrl+B to start a build.
> Then, when I want to stop it, I have to hit Alt+B (that opens ... the Build
> menu -- inefficient), make sure that "Cancel Build" item is highlighted and
> hit Enter. This is 1) slow, 2) inelegant 3) feeling half-baked, 4) slow ;o)
> Would it be considered a useful improvement to have Ctrl+B mean "start
> build"
> and, in the obvious situation when a build is in progress, mean "stop
> build"?
> For this second occurrence, a small modal popup dialog should be displayed,
> asking for confirmation (perhaps with the "Cancel stopping build" button
> preselected ;-). Thus, without looking up from my build log (which is down
> at
> the bottom of the screen), I could hit "Ctrl+B/Alt+O" (in which Alt+O is
> contextual) to stop a build.
> (NOTE: I know about being able to associate a keyboard shortcut to the
> "Cancel
> Build" action with the Environment>Keyboard tool, but it's not the same
> thing:
> it becomes difficult to find meaningful (easy to remember) key combinations
> and the probability of inadvertent kerfuffle with combinations like Ctrl+B,
> Ctrl+C is ... not inconsiderable).
> So?
> Thanks!
> --
> Cristian Tibirna
> KDE developer .. tibirna at kde.org .. http://www.kde.org
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I'm using Ctrl-Pause. This is the shortcut in MSVC too.

- Orgad
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