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Author Topic: Double-Esc = Close Program/Window  (Read 797 times)

nkormanik

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Double-Esc = Close Program/Window
« on: December 29, 2021, 05:12 PM »
Another request, Vic!

Others have tried this before on DonationCoder, but never got it quite right.

Wonder if you might want to give it a try.

Memory-resident program that adds ability to Double-Press the Escape key, and the current window, program closes.

Not at all a priority.  Just a useful little utility.

Thanks Vic!

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Re: Double-Esc = Close Program/Window
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2021, 07:08 PM »
Just a useful little utility.

I can see the potential! GitHub repo @ https://github.com/publicdomain/escapist

We can do a global/low-level keyboard hook. I'm thinking configurable time span for counting as many presses as the user can do :) 2, 3, 4, 5... within -say- a one-second window.

It can also feature other actions such as maximize or minimize to be assigned.

Thanks Vic!

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Re: Double-Esc = Close Program/Window
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2022, 04:34 PM »
It can also feature other actions such as maximize or minimize to be assigned.

As I code this useful Escapist proggie, the idea of assignable SHIFT+ESC and WIN+ESC combinations come to mind.

(Double-press for escape is a given)
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Re: Double-Esc = Close Program/Window
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2022, 06:04 PM »
Double-Esc to close current window is huge.  Looking forward to it.

Others here might come up with dangers of doing the above.  Hope they will. 

One possible issue:  Suppose you have your Internet browser open with 20 tabs you are going to read.  And you accidentally press Esc twice.  Well....

On my keyboard, Ctrl-Esc is a handy combination, yes, so good candidate to do something with.  Might, however, have to override a standard Windows action -- opening the menu, bottom-left corner.  But I would prefer to override, as I never use the combo for that purpose.


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Re: Double-Esc = Close Program/Window
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2022, 10:48 AM »
I made one by request in 2018 https://www.donation...ndex.php?topic=46749

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Re: Double-Esc = Close Program/Window
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2022, 01:02 PM »
I made one by request in 2018 https://www.donation...ndex.php?topic=46749

Thanks for the link c.! 8)

This may be called a "reimplementation" then :)



Double-Esc to close current window is huge.  Looking forward to it.

My pleasure! I'm finishing Contro's ini proggie to truly get this one rolling (I'm doing a "N.A.J." -- New Apps for January coding spree LoL)

On my keyboard, Ctrl-Esc is a handy combination, yes, so good candidate to do something with.  Might, however, have to override a standard Windows action

hehe, yeah! At this point in software history seems you're likely to hit shortcut keys for one program or the other, so I guess it's okay to have the ability since you can't keep every program in the known universe happy :-*

https://defkey.com/what-means/shift-esc

As an alternative to a shortcut/hotkey, the two separate presses can also be made like:

Esc + | = close.
Esc + 1 = minimize.
Esc + 2 = maximize.
Esc + 3 = bottom of z-order.
Esc + 4 = toggle topmost.
...

You get the gist! ... to gift an "ESCapist" app with multiple configurable functions that are useful for users (very open to ideas right now! :) We first dare to dream then make our dreams a reality :Thmbsup:)
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« Last Edit: January 24, 2022, 01:19 PM by publicdomain »