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Hyperlink Navigation on MAC Using CTRL Key [message #1739314] Fri, 29 July 2016 14:33 Go to next message
Tony Chester is currently offline Tony ChesterFriend
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Registered: July 2016
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I have a problem using the Eclipse PHP IDE (Neon) on a MAC.

The default modifier for hyperlink style navigation is "Control" which doesn't work well on MacOS X because here the Control modifier is used to simulate a right-click (opening the context menu).
The consequence of this is that if control is pressed the users gets the underlined text style when hovering, but I cannot follow the link because a click results in opening the context menu.

I found a really old bug on bugzilla (Bug 31249) which highlighted this exact problem, but I don't know how to use the fix.

Can I change the modifier in any preferences, or do I need to build Eclipse myself with the changed modifier.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Re: Hyperlink Navigation on MAC Using CTRL Key [message #1739377 is a reply to message #1739314] Sun, 31 July 2016 07:36 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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You can try changing it on the Hyperlinking preference page. Us the filter search box in the Preferences dialog, or Quick Access (Cmd+3) to find it.

Nitin Dahyabhai
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