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Old 03-20-2019, 03:20 AM   #2758
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Originally Posted by mschnell View Post
I suppose "Shift" is a Mackie introduced name here.
Nope, just the regular computer/typewriter sense.

Originally Posted by mschnell View Post
The term "Shift" is used for many purposes in the world, but in computer emnvironment it denotes that such a button does not trigger anything on it's own but is used to modify the functionality of another button in a rather unspecific/simple way.

As not everybody is familiar with the Mackie terminology I strongly suggest not to use it in the Files, but try to find a more speaking name for that function.

It is indeed a trigger, in the typewriter it triggers physical movement of the whole carriage , this sets up the conditions such that when you type the next letter it's a capital.

In this case the trigger ("Shift") changes the Action Contexts connected to any Widgets that have "Shift" behaviour to the Shift Action Contest.

Now when you press a Button in this Zone the Shifted behaviour occurs.
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