[OSM-talk] JOSM latest Add tags
david at frankieandshadow.com
Sat Jul 21 12:15:39 BST 2007
In the Add Tags dialogue in the latest JOSM I like very much the ability
to type just the first character to get to the entry I want (selected
from thosealready present in the data, I think) on the menus (more
keyboard less mouse the better - much quicker).
BUT, it is virtually impossible to add a new value where the first
character is the same as an existing value. It keeps overwriting. And if
you type one too many letters in something that does match, it starts
matching as if the extra letter were the first letter.
e.g. I type 'n' and get 'name' in the tag key; then TAB to the value. OK
so far. I type 'C' to start typing 'Caxton Road' or some such, and it
comes up with 'Cambourne Road' with it all selected. Then I type 'a' and
it deletes the name and replaces it with 'a' (or a match, such as
'abracadabra' if one exists. If you deselect at key points, which
depends entirely on what is already in the list of names you can get it
to work, but it is enormously fiddly.
It's also a bit tricky to select the later entries from a group starting
with the same letter (you an press down arrow, but again you have to
watch the varying contents of the menu to do it just at the right time -
if you type one too many characters it deletes the contents and starts
again. e.g. type 'n' and you get name, but type 'na' and you get
'abutters'. If you type one more letter than is strictly necessary, it
puts you back to square one.
If it matched on everything you typed, it would be fine. Let's say you
have Camb..., Cata..., Caxt... already on the menu. Type C, you get
'Camb...'; type the letter 'a' you still get Camb...; type 't' moves on
one to 'Cata...', type 'h' and it shows only 'Cath' (unselected) because
it is not on the menu, and would then continue to let you continue to
type the new entry. If you type more letters than strictly necessary to
match, it would also still work.
More information about the talk