[Feature request] Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

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[Feature request] Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by Silence » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:56 pm

Often I accidentally click-dismiss a pop-up parchment note when in the middle of a combat or quest. I started requesting for a mod for this, but we came to the conclusion it is rather a bug -- it stems from me having activated the «Click to attack» option in DFU.

The idea would be that when the player chooses that option, those parchments should be dismissed by right-clicking rather than left-clicking.

Alternatives were considered (having an «ok» or «read» button instead of random clicks, or a delay), but they seem obtrusive.
It'd be also nice to have the text from those pop-ups logged into the «Messages» section of the notebook, as other ephemeral messages (such as «Loading game», etc) are.
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Re: Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by BansheeXYZ » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:14 pm

Enabling "click to attack" doesn't change the default binding of attack, which is right-click. And it's an appropriate default considering the frequency of using or talking vs attacking. The only way you are having this issue is if you swapped your attack binding with your activate binding in the controls screen.

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Re: Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by pango » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:23 am

I think it should be moved to Mods & Features General with "[Feature request]" added to the title
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Re: Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by Helegad » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:00 am

BansheeXYZ wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:14 pm
And it's an appropriate default considering the frequency of using or talking vs attacking.
Speak for yourself, I've had left click for attacking and right click for interacting my entire life; pacifist playstyles just aren't my thing unless I'm playing Thief.

I +1 this idea. I've had to reload games a few times because of this issue.

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Re: Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by Silence » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:43 pm

BansheeXYZ wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Enabling "click to attack" doesn't change the default binding of attack, which is right-click. And it's an appropriate default considering the frequency of using or talking vs attacking. The only way you are having this issue is if you swapped your attack binding with your activate binding in the controls screen.
Well, to talk I hit spacebar, so I don't really ever use the RMB. :D
But it any case, it does make sense that if someone remaps the activate binding to something else, that should affect the pop-ups too, doesn't it?
Meaning, in my case, that I should be able to dismiss them by hitting spacebar.
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Re: Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by Helegad » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:33 pm

Silence wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:43 pm
BansheeXYZ wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Enabling "click to attack" doesn't change the default binding of attack, which is right-click. And it's an appropriate default considering the frequency of using or talking vs attacking. The only way you are having this issue is if you swapped your attack binding with your activate binding in the controls screen.
Well, to talk I hit spacebar, so I don't really ever use the RMB. :D
But it any case, it does make sense that if someone remaps the activate binding to something else, that should affect the pop-ups too, doesn't it?
Meaning, in my case, that I should be able to dismiss them by hitting spacebar.
What do you use for jump then?

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Re: [Feature request] Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by mikeprichard » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:09 pm

Unless I'm missing something, the current "Activate Center Object" control binding - the "right-click" vs. "left-click" / "click to attack" discussion being irrelevant - should always dismiss these pop-ups in base DFU. Anything else sounds like a bug, or at least extremely inconvenient/illogical behavior.

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Re: [Feature request] Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by Ralzar » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:12 pm

mikeprichard wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:09 pm
Unless I'm missing something, the current "Activate Center Object" control binding - the "right-click" vs. "left-click" / "click to attack" discussion being irrelevant - should always dismiss these pop-ups in base DFU. Anything else sounds like a bug, or at least extremely inconvenient/illogical behavior.
I have to agree. Having popups hardcoded to close on left-click seems strange. It would be much more intuitive to have it close on Activate Center Object?
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Re: [Feature request] Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by Helegad » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:26 am

Ralzar wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:12 pm
mikeprichard wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:09 pm
Unless I'm missing something, the current "Activate Center Object" control binding - the "right-click" vs. "left-click" / "click to attack" discussion being irrelevant - should always dismiss these pop-ups in base DFU. Anything else sounds like a bug, or at least extremely inconvenient/illogical behavior.
I have to agree. Having popups hardcoded to close on left-click seems strange. It would be much more intuitive to have it close on Activate Center Object?
I'm down with that. I don't use MMB enough as it is.

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Re: [Feature request] Right-click to dismiss pop-up texts

Post by Silence » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:57 pm

mikeprichard wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:09 pm
Unless I'm missing something, the current "Activate Center Object" control binding - the "right-click" vs. "left-click" / "click to attack" discussion being irrelevant - should always dismiss these pop-ups in base DFU. Anything else sounds like a bug, or at least extremely inconvenient/illogical behavior.
Yes, that is the point.
I would appreciate if someone could verify the bug, because right now I'm doubting myself (or rather, my keybinding setup) and I don't have DFU at hand. Also, peer review, and that.
Helegad wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:33 pm
What do you use for jump then?
If you are curious — <E>
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