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mhisted

14 May, 2021 01:39 PM

Hi Chris,

Small feature requests:

Right now I can't select stimulus groups with the keyboard in the Variables window. I expect to be able to use the down arrow to select a group/heading and then press the right arrow to expand and left arrow to close.

It would be nice to add descriptions or doc strings to variables and have those display in the variables window too.
How about MWEL like this?
var complicatedVariable = 0 (desc='set this to 1 for very complicated behavior')

Any thoughts?

Also I just noticed that the 'persistent' spelling of the variable attribute doesn't seem to induce persistence. Is that expected?

thanks,
Mark

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Christopher Sta... on 14 May, 2021 01:59 PM

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    Hi Mark,

    Right now I can't select stimulus groups with the keyboard in the Variables window. I expect to be able to use the down arrow to select a group/heading and then press the right arrow to expand and left arrow to close.

    OK, I will try to make that possible.

    It would be nice to add descriptions or doc strings to variables and have those display in the variables window too.

    That's a good idea. Maybe it could work using tooltips, i.e. you hover the cursor over the variable name, and the description appears in a box.

    Also I just noticed that the 'persistent' spelling of the variable attribute doesn't seem to induce persistence. Is that expected?

    Yes, that is an ongoing embarrassment. I swear I'll fix it eventually!

    Cheers,
    Chris

  2. 2 Posted by mhisted on 14 May, 2021 02:53 PM

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    Sounds great on the keyboard shortcuts and the tooltip idea.

    I had a distincy memory that both spellings used to work at some point, but obviously that was wrong. But I don't mind spelling it with an "a" now that I know.

    Mark

  3. 3 Posted by mhisted on 14 May, 2021 06:56 PM

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    Hi Chris,

    To give you a flavor of the kind of docs I plan to have for our variables, see attached. Some are fairly long. Tooltips are still fine with me as long as they accomodate this.

    Mark

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Christopher Sta... on 16 Jul, 2021 07:54 PM

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    Hi Mark,

    Right now I can't select stimulus groups with the keyboard in the Variables window. I expect to be able to use the down arrow to select a group/heading and then press the right arrow to expand and left arrow to close.

    I've modified the variables window to work as you expect. The change will be in Monday's nightly build.

    Cheers,
    Chris

  5. 5 Posted by mhisted on 14 Oct, 2021 03:07 PM

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    Paul asked me about the below feature so I'm cc'ing him into this discussion:

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