Keyboard binding for Diff.NextDifference ignored - by Edward D. Brey

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ID 777410 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 1/24/2013 8:44:54 AM
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If you try to create a keyboard binding for "Alt+Down Arrow" on the Difference Viewer window, the binding is ignored.

"Alt+Down Arrow" is the default binding for next difference in WinMerge. It is quite handy because the programmer's right hand is already on the arrow keys to rapidly move between files being diffed. While the default binding of F8 is nicely consistent with the rest of Visual Studio, it's just not as fast for multi-file diffing.
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Posted by Edward D. Brey on 2/4/2013 at 11:32 AM
The source of the problem turned out to be the Productivity Power Tools extension ( Move Line Up/Down Commands feature. When it is enabled, it appears to override other keyboard bindings for "Alt+Down Arrow". With the feature off (or the extension disabled), Visual Studio 2012 RTM behaves properly.
Posted by Microsoft on 2/4/2013 at 9:40 AM
Thank you for your patience. Using Visual Studio 2012 RTM, we haven't been able to reproduce the problem internally.

The problem might be related to one of the extensions you have installed. Try to disable all extensions, and validate that the problem does not occur, then start to activate extensions one by one to find out which extension is causing the problem.

If this solution does not help, please update us by reactivating this bug.

Thank you,
Visual Studio Professional - Language Experience team
Posted by Microsoft on 1/27/2013 at 11:12 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Edward D. Brey on 1/25/2013 at 4:29 AM
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Posted by Microsoft on 1/24/2013 at 9:35 PM
Thanks for your feedback. In order to efficiently investigate and reproduce this issue, we are requesting additional information outlined below.

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Posted by Microsoft on 1/24/2013 at 8:50 AM
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