Author Topic: Please make 05 to 0.5 automatic conversation  (Read 3485 times)

I think software like substance designer
and all 3d softwares should have that ...
lets say you need to type 0.5 , its not a plesure to take a hand all the time
make some automatic conversation (if non string input starts from 0, then put point automatically )

and if i need 0.02 I will input 002 if 0.0003 = 00003

its small but very good function
Last Edit: July 12, 2016, 04:40:09 pm

Hey WalterSulivan,

I'll move that to the feature request section.

Right now you can just type in .2 (point two) to get 0.2 as a value.


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Hey WalterSulivan,

I'll move that to the feature request section.

Right now you can just type in .2 (point two) to get 0.2 as a value.


Best Regards

thank you ...
the point here was to avoid typing . (point) in that case you need to take hand of keyboard
with that function I described you have hand on numpad
but I don't think that request will be treated seriously
but thank you for moving it to that list

the point here was to avoid typing . (point) in that case you need to take hand of keyboard
with that function I described you have hand on numpad
but I don't think that request will be treated seriously
but thank you for moving it to that list

I'm obviously missing something.  "Take your hand off the keyboard"?
My numbers are are on my keyboard, so my hands are already on the keyboard when I'm typing numbers.
My numeric keypad off to side has a decimal ("period") in addition to the period on the main keyboard.
Where do you keep your period key, if not on the keyboard?  Maybe you can see why I'm confused.

I can follow the programming logic of your request, but since typing "003" and ".03" both require three keystrokes, I don't really see the point. (No pun intended.)

Oh well.  As long as it doesn't interfer with "normal" input techniques I won't complain.
Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 08:55:26 pm
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the point here was to avoid typing . (point) in that case you need to take hand of keyboard
with that function I described you have hand on numpad
but I don't think that request will be treated seriously
but thank you for moving it to that list

I'm obviously missing something.  "Take your hand off the keyboard"?
My numbers are are on my keyboard, so my hands are already on the keyboard when I'm typing numbers.
My numeric keypad off to side has a decimal ("period") in addition to the period on the main keyboard.
Where do you keep your period key, if not on the keyboard?  Maybe you can see why I'm confused.

I can follow the programming logic of your request, but since typing "003" and ".03" both require three keystrokes, I don't really see the point. (No pun intended.)

Oh well.  As long as it doesn't interfer with "normal" input techniques I won't complain.

you're right I mean typing only numbers without . this
as you're working 90% with numbers its easier to type 002
then think all the time where you need to put . this
I made a mistake in above  statement if you need to type 0.001
instead of that you just type 001 as numbers start from zero and 00.1 makes no sense
it should give 0.001 , hre you typing 5 and with my case only 3 , again when working 90% with numbers it will make a slight difference , I'm not talking about something big here , a tiny tiny difference 

you might ask what if I want to type 0.564 , in that case 0564
as it starts from zero point goes after zero, if you need to type 10.750 then you can't use that conversation
I'm talking about only numbers that are faction from 1 and starts from 0
Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 09:43:00 pm

Thanks for the great reply, Walter.
I was a bit nervous that my comments would be taken harshly, but I'm glad you saw them as part of a civil conversation.
As I said earlier, as long as it doesn't break current/conventional behavior, I wish you luck.
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I think translating 05 to 5 is still important. Especially in a series of numbers, or when reading off of something else, sometimes double-digits are used for formatting, and single-digit numbers could be entered without thought with the trailing 0. It would sometimes be helpful to those using laptops or those not yet used to using the numpad, but I think that usefulness would be counteracted by the (more rare) moments of confusion for those who thoughtlessly copied a one-digit number with a trailing zero.

It's clever, but my vote would be to stick with the conventional for things like keyboard usage.

...if you need to type 0.001
instead of that you just type 001 as numbers start from zero and 00.1 makes no sense
it should give 0.001 , hre you typing 5 and with my case only 3
How would You type 0.1? In my case it's '.1'
And for 0.001 it's '.001' (4 characters). In Your case it's should be "0001" (also 4).