Friday, March 16, 2012

GanttProject hacks: keyboard shortcuts

This post opens a short series of posts on configuring GanttProject.

Many people use mouse or touchpad when they work with GanttProject, but many are accustomed to keyboard and can do a lot of operations way faster if application supports keyboard shortcuts. Well, GanttProject is probably not the most keyboard-friendly tool, but there are keyboard shortcuts and you can redefine some of them if you don't like the default ones. We do our best to give you good default value, though!

You probably know that Delete deletes what is selected, Insert inserts a new task or resource, Alt+Enter opens properties dialog, Tab indents a selected task, Shift+Tab outdents it.  There are also a few shortcuts for the menu actions, they are written in the menu itself. For instance, standard Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V work with clipboard: copy, cut, paste.

But we have more.

Alt pressed with arrows Up/Down moves tasks and resources up and down. Alt and arrows Right/Left indent and outdent tasks.

Ctrl pressed with Space expands or collapses selected tree node, Ctrl+E does the same.

Ctrl pressed with PageUp or PageDown cycles through the tabs, and it works both in the main window and in the properties window.

In the next post I'll write how to redefine the keyboard shortcuts and mouse button bindings.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

GanttProject 2.5 Release build

Hello GanttProject community,
we have published the release build of GanttProject 2.5 Praha. Thank you all for the great job you did!

  • Brave souls who used beta and release candidate builds and submitted hundreds of issues to the tracker, you well deserve kudos for the high quality of this release
  • Translators all over the world, thanks to your awesome efforts GanttProject speaks 15+ languages 
  • Maarten, my personal thanks for initiating this release cycle and for your work on code. It was great that I was not just a single and lonely developer.
Of course it is not the end. We will be publishing maintenance updates and we will be working on new features, making GanttProject more easy, friendly and powerful tool.

GanttProject 2.5 download page with packages for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and platform-independent ZIP distribution.

Brief summary of what's new in GanttProject 2.5

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Forum login system update

Google Friend Connect which we've been using for authentication on our forum is retired and stopped working since March. From now on, we use authentication service called "Loginza" which is developed by Yandex

You can authenticate using your Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID account. Neither GanttProject web site nor Loginza store your passwords.