English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Support > support.Apps

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 18 February 2015, 20:52   #1
gulliver
BoingBagged

gulliver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The South of nowhere
Age: 43
Posts: 2,252
Exclamation Needed: A simple commodity that deletes files on workbench when you press the DEL key

Hi, I am looking for a simple commodity that deletes/or prompts for deletion the current workbench selected files when pressing the DELETE key.

This is for an unexpanded A500 with AmigaOS 3.1.

There are various solutions that I know of, but they require AmigaOS 3.9 or MCP, which are out of the question on this configuration.

I would apreciate any help on this.
gulliver is offline  
Old 18 February 2015, 21:42   #2
zipper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: finland
Posts: 1,671
http://aminet.net/package/util/cdity/ClipAid for instance.
zipper is offline  
Old 19 February 2015, 01:23   #3
gulliver
BoingBagged

gulliver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The South of nowhere
Age: 43
Posts: 2,252
Thanks for the reply but it does not work as intended:

1.It requires you to press the ctrl & alt key + the key you select. So I cannot simply use just the DELETE key

2.Anyway, when set to work, I get a "stack overflow" error on a clean 3.1 install.

Any other solutions are welcomed
gulliver is offline  
Old 19 February 2015, 12:09   #4
daxb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,807
I don`t know but maybe FKey is able doing this?
daxb is offline  
Old 19 February 2015, 13:30   #5
Michael
A1260T/PPC/BV/SCSI/NET

Michael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Moscow / Russia
Posts: 694
I use Dopus5 with the DEL key configured for delete. Very handy.
Amiga was always a mouse driven OS, but recently I am getting used to keyboard short cuts
Michael is offline  
Old 19 February 2015, 20:27   #6
gulliver
BoingBagged

gulliver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The South of nowhere
Age: 43
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael View Post
I use Dopus5 with the DEL key configured for delete. Very handy.
Amiga was always a mouse driven OS, but recently I am getting used to keyboard short cuts
Yes, I also use its counterpart ScalOS to do that.

The thing is that a standard A500 cant stand those.
gulliver is offline  
Old 25 February 2015, 14:33   #7
vulture
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Athens , Greece
Posts: 1,243
powerwb has that function too , but I suppose that's out of question for a plain A500 as well....
vulture is offline  
Old 25 February 2015, 16:18   #8
zipper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: finland
Posts: 1,671
It needs MUI. I do use it on my A500 with steroids; on 3.9 it's partly broken (window gadgets at least).
zipper is offline  
Old 25 February 2015, 20:07   #9
Minuous
Coder/webmaster/gamer
Minuous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canberra/Australia
Posts: 2,240
Maybe http://aminet.net/package/util/wb/ReKeyIt2_4a?
Minuous is offline  
Old 25 February 2015, 20:44   #10
BigFan
Registered User

BigFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Germany
Posts: 261
ReKeyIt needs MUI for Preferences and can only assign alphanumeric keys. No function keys like Del , Help, Fn
BigFan is offline  
Old 25 February 2015, 21:04   #11
gulliver
BoingBagged

gulliver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The South of nowhere
Age: 43
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minuous View Post
Thank you for the suggestion.
It doesnt require MUI (but it can use it if present).

The thing is that it still doesnt work as intended:
You can only configure the delete function with the AMIGA key + a single alphanumeric character, but you just cannot simply use the DELETE key
gulliver is offline  
Old 26 February 2015, 04:57   #12
Minuous
Coder/webmaster/gamer
Minuous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canberra/Australia
Posts: 2,240
I'd never recommend anything that required the abomination known as MUI :-O , it can use BGUI or gtlayout instead.

You could perhaps set up a keymap to translate DEL key to eg. Amiga-D, but that would interfere with normal use of the DEL key for other purposes.
Minuous is offline  
Old 26 February 2015, 06:25   #13
gulliver
BoingBagged

gulliver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The South of nowhere
Age: 43
Posts: 2,252
Yep, it seems this simple delete commodity has been harder to find than anticipated
gulliver is offline  
Old 26 February 2015, 08:36   #14
Hewitson
Registered User
Hewitson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 38
Posts: 3,747
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minuous View Post
I'd never recommend anything that required the abomination known as MUI
Me either. That company never made a good product, MagicWB sucked as well.
Hewitson is offline  
Old 26 February 2015, 13:03   #15
daxb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,807
You "just" need to find/ask a nice programmer who write such a tool. I guess an average skilled or beginner would be able doing it.
daxb is offline  
Old 26 February 2015, 14:55   #16
thomas
Registered User
thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,243
Here you are. It is not a commodity. Run it once to enable, run it again to disable.
Attached Files
File Type: lha delkey.lha (3.0 KB, 86 views)
thomas is offline  
Old 26 February 2015, 16:39   #17
daxb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,807
Great support Thomas!
daxb is offline  
Old 26 February 2015, 17:10   #18
gulliver
BoingBagged

gulliver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The South of nowhere
Age: 43
Posts: 2,252
@thomas

Thank you very much.

The program works but has a bug.

UPDATE: I run it and tried to delete a folder, but when the requester popped up, I cancelled the requester (so far so good). Afterwards, the mouse worked but the mouse events were somehow not properly acknowledged by workbench (it is a clean 3.1 system on WinUAE that I am using for testing). I mean that windows can be moved, gadgets can be pressed, but gadgets & icons do not activate.

Last edited by gulliver; 26 February 2015 at 17:38.
gulliver is offline  
Old 26 February 2015, 20:35   #19
BigFan
Registered User

BigFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Germany
Posts: 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minuous View Post
I'd never recommend anything that required the abomination known as MUI :-O , it can use BGUI or gtlayout instead.
Ooops, i must have been sleeping, 2 prominent icons and i missed them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hewitson View Post
Me either. That company never made a good product, MagicWB sucked as well.
I didn't dare to say so, but yes.
It is quite relaxing to know i'm not alone when getting lynched by the mwb fan mob

Last edited by BigFan; 26 February 2015 at 20:41.
BigFan is offline  
Old 27 February 2015, 15:46   #20
thomas
Registered User
thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by gulliver View Post
The program works but has a bug.

UPDATE: I run it and tried to delete a folder, but when the requester popped up, I cancelled the requester (so far so good). Afterwards, the mouse worked but the mouse events were somehow not properly acknowledged by workbench (it is a clean 3.1 system on WinUAE that I am using for testing). I mean that windows can be moved, gadgets can be pressed, but gadgets & icons do not activate.
This rather seems to be a bug in Workbench. All I can say is that if you select delete from the menu once, after that the del key always works.
thomas is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Screen glitches with mouse movement or key press Sparticle Coders. C/C++ 7 31 December 2014 10:11
Delete key that deletes in Workbench stefcep2 support.Apps 7 29 March 2014 11:48
getting a user to press a key via AmigaDOS DeafDaz Coders. System 3 10 January 2012 17:37
Simple chunky 2D Graphics Library needed in C NovaCoder Coders. General 4 19 December 2011 12:39
'Wait' program that checks for a joy button press instead of 'Return' key... Heavy Stylus request.Apps 7 10 May 2009 19:01

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:44.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.09759 seconds with 14 queries