"Focus next/previous row" in Studio 2009 - Is there any point?
Thread poster: ma1cius

ma1cius
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:15
French to English
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Mar 27, 2012

In the Editor mode of Studio 2009, if you press ALT+UP or ALT+DOWN a thin black rectangle appears above/below the current segment. Further pressing of these controls moves the rectangle up and down the segments.

In the Keyboard shortcuts this is called "Focus Previous Row" or "Focus Next Row".

Is this visual gimmick all there is to this or is there a practical purpose?

I cannot see any "Go To Focus", "Remove focus" or any other focus-related command.

Does anyone have an idea of what use this might be or know of other commands relating to the Focus?


 

Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:15
Member (2002)
English to Italian
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A bait? May 14, 2012

ma1cius wrote:

In the Editor mode of Studio 2009, if you press ALT+UP or ALT+DOWN a thin black rectangle appears above/below the current segment. Further pressing of these controls moves the rectangle up and down the segments.

In the Keyboard shortcuts this is called "Focus Previous Row" or "Focus Next Row".

Is this visual gimmick all there is to this or is there a practical purpose?

I cannot see any "Go To Focus", "Remove focus" or any other focus-related command.

Does anyone have an idea of what use this might be or know of other commands relating to the Focus?


I was wondering about the same thing. After seeing once again the useless rectangle on my screen, I decided to investigate: printed out the "shortcuts available" window on PDF, searched for "ALT + Down" and learned that it was called "Focus Next Row". Then entered "Focus" on Search Help field and got the usual "No topic found" answer...icon_evil.gif

It looks like another of those features devised to make you think you are not good enough unless you take one or more paid seminars & classes.

[Modificato alle 2012-05-14 13:50 GMT]


 

Giles Watson  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:15
Italian to English
An option you may not require May 14, 2012

The shortcut allows you to select segments without using your mouse.

Here's part of the Help explanation Luca was trying to find (tick the "All" option in the Studio Help window).

>
The Focus Next/Previous Row keyboard shortcuts show where you are in the Editor when using keyboard shortcuts; all further shortcuts/operations are applied to the segments in the black rectangle in the right column of the Editor. This shortcut is very useful to select segments using the keyboard instead of the mouse and then for example apply a segment status to all selected segments in one go.
>

There's more information on the Help page but basically it's for people who prefer to work as far as possible via the keyboard.


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:15
English
Maybe... May 14, 2012

... or maybe it's a way to work without the mouse:

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/210778-trados_studio:_alt_+_up_arrow_what_does_it_do.html

Or in here...

http://producthelp.sdl.com/SDL_Trados_Studio_2011/client_en/Screen_Layout/Editor_View/SbS_EditorCom.htm

Regards

Paul


 


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