→ Unbinds keys that share the new binding.
→ Improved GUI design, colors and presentation.
→ Import/Export Keybinding configs. (Save binds between browsers/new updates)
→ Key sequence binds (e.g 1st press text to speech, second press translate sentence etc…)
→ Automatic sequence binds (1 press does actions in a row with a user set time delay)
→ Sequence binding creation menu
→ More display updates
Just giving it a test right now, a couple little notes/ideas:
I don’t think it’s unbinding the previous keyboard shortcut when you apply the new keys. For example, set a custom keybind to “k” for move right. If you use the move right “k” key it will move you to the next lingq but it will also mark the word known since it’s the default bind for that action. The same thing happens for keys like “f” which bring up a dictionary. Using unbound keys works perfectly though, currently have “h” set to move left and “l” set to move right and it works great!
Using the focus text box shortcut with the keyboard shortcut “t” will focus the text box but it also adds a “t” character to the start of the definition for me so I have to backspace that character before typing anything else. When using this shortcut with words that already have a definition in place, I wonder if there’s any way to make it so it puts the cursor at the end of the current word in that box when you hit the key so you can add to the current definition or edit what’s there easily. Right now it drops your cursor/edit position at the start of the word.
2 other really important keys for me are navigating the user-made definitions up and down (default binds to arrow up and arrow down) when you have the right hand panel open. I noticed in your video demo that you are using the pop up lingq creator, I typically use the long right hand bar you can open up with the button in the top right of the editor and I navigate the lingq’s up and down from there with the arrow keys. Ideally I want to rebind those to “j” and “k”.
Anyway, thank you so much for putting this together. This is going to make things so much better for me!
This is unbelievable, I just tested it and have all my custom binds set… it works so well! You made my week @roosterburton, honestly this makes such a difference.
With all those fixes and now that you’ve added the up and down control, I’m good to go!
I did notice one thing, when the text input box is selected you can’t type text that uses keys that are bound to custom shortcuts, like I have “asdf” and “hjkl” as bound keys for rating lingqs and moving around but when I go to type a word that has characters from “asdf” and “hjkl” nothing is entered into the definition box (other keys work though). I usually use definitions made by others and just edit them slightly so this isn’t a deal breaker for me right now. I can also just type out what I want somewhere else on my system and paste it into the field if I absolutely need to. I wanted to mention it so you are aware though!
Again, thanks for such quick work and being so responsive in putting this together, it’s much appreciated. Cheers!
I will gladly test this as best as I can, this has made using the reader incredible haha. I just tested the new version and the text entry works perfectly, I can operate completely without touching the mouse now which is so awesome.
Like I said before, I’m totally happy with the way this addon is right now, no changes necessary. However, if you are looking to extend this addon a bit more, there’s a few more keyboard shortcuts that you may want to put in. Check this link https://defkey.com/lingq-2022-shortcuts
I think one of the more useful ones would be “Play Sentence Audio”, that’s the one that plays the original audio from imported videos/podcasts while in sentence view. There’s a few more on there that weren’t in the original link I sent in the other thread so it might be worth checking out if you want to add more options at some point in the future.
One last idea I had - a keyboard shortcut to remove all current set definitions on the selected word.
edit: or even just a key bind to remove the top most definition, that way you can just tap the key a few times and remove each one a time without using the mouse to click the x button - I wonder if the coding required for this is similar to how you set the “t” shortcut for selecting the definition typing box, instead of selecting the typing box, select the x button to delete the definition?
For example, if I have 3 different definitions saved on the current word I have selected - a single key to remove all 3 and then enter a new one or choose a different one from the list. At the moment if I want to remove the definitions I have to use the mouse to click the x button beside each. I’m guessing this would be really difficult to do since it’s not something that currently has an assigned keyboard shortcut… but that would be really useful to me if it’s not hard to set up at some point.
Legend! The new layout and options look great. I just gave it a test run, the shift + key for paging works and the sentence view audio playback shortcut works perfectly as well.
I noticed rebinding the rating 1-4 on LingQs isn’t working for me now on the “asdf” keys (or any rebinded keys for that matter - seems to stay assigned to the 1-4 keys).
I also noticed that binding a key for the sentence translation show/hide doesn’t seem to show the sentence translation in sentence view. Not sure if this is something just on my end, I did reset all my bindings and restart my browser after installing the new version but it still seems to be acting that way.
Just using it now, working exactly as I always wanted, now I can finally use LingQ reader one-handed. Thanks, your work should get integrated onto the core site.
edit: stray observation and not really important, but if you click ‘rooster hotkeys’ a second time after the tab is already open, it opens a duplicate and freezes the webpage.
I think the natural expecation would be to close the tab after clicking ‘rooster hotkeys’ again, since initially I didn’t see the close button at the bottom.
edit2: Seems keeping the old number hotkeys for lingQ’s isn’t working for me, as in pressing them does nothing.
edit3: As I guessed, adding new hotkeys (I just put in 7,8,9,0) for the LingQ status keys suddenly made the only 1,2,3,4 keyboard keys work (at the same time) again.
I’d also suggest entering a text saying ‘drag window’ on that section of the popup bar, just to make things clearer.
This works great now, the new dark background helps a lot. The keybind issues I was having are all solved on my end now and it’s working as expected. Thanks for the quick fixes - this addon is the best.
I look forward to the future updates and other addons you end up making. If you are ever able to somehow get that remove definition shortcut working I will be so grateful for that as well!