Four questions-ideas (Associations, tags, hotkeys, copy'n'paste support) - maybe it is possible to fix?

I work with the app very intensively. So, I have several moments, where the app is very inconvenient for me. I’ve listed them below as questions - hope it is possible to fix some of them.

  1. I have to add hundreds of godfathers/godmothers/god sons/god daughters/witnesses. Each time I have type the same phrases when add new associations. Is it possible make here dropdown with some default/custom list (like in attributes)?

  2. Is it possible add here hotkeys? It is very often in use.

  3. I have a big list with tags. And here I have a problem when try to scroll down the huge list - it is scrolled so slowly by mouse, and there is missing vertical scrollbar. Is it possible to make scrolling faster or at least to add vertical scroll?

  4. When I add new events I always add person full name in description. I think not only me do it :). So, must type full name manually, I can not copy/paste it. Is it possible to make one of: a) autocomplete it with fullname (including all person names); b) autocomplete it with fullname which is configured with the same Setting as fullname for reports; c) add any button to copy fullname to the clipboard

First, these forums become hard to follow very quickly if there are too many separate ideas in a single Thread. (And later, you cannot find information in Search summaries either. So a fine-grained title is very helpful.)

got it. just could you simply write the ideas’ numbers which make sense to separate - for further discussion pls? Maybe not all of them are perspective. Thanks

Hacking to make a different default than “Godfather” would be easier (but not very useful) than adding a Custom Type selector. But a dropdown WOULD be nice. Associations use the Person Reference Editor. And it is pretty basic. Nick recently committed an improvement to the 5.2 master that will at least enable drag’n’drop for selecting the target person.

But there is so much more that could be done with this alternative form of relationship. Here is dialog mockup (no code, just photoshopped) that would encompass a variety of outstanding requests for the editing of Associations:

PS: You might want to consider consolidating your “Godfather”/“Godmother” into “Godparent” and “Godson”/“Goddaughter” into “Godchild”. The Gender is already a Filter option. So you still have the same granularity.

A discussion exists for hacking Gramps Keybindings… although it is focused on disabling certain hotkey combinations, not adding new ones.

The discussion is linked from the “See Also” section of the Keybindings wiki article. It has been re-opened if you want to expand the scope of that discussion.

You might want to consider downloading and installing the experimental CardView addon collection by @cdhorn.

The current incarnation adds 2 new view modes in a new Tag navigator category.

I also find not being able to clipboard a fully formatted Name or Place to be inconvenient.

As a workaround, add the “Quick View” gramplet to the bottombar of the View and set it to the “add-on “Biography”” quickview in the Person category. You CAN copy to the OS Clipboard from that area. (Albeit with the context pop-up menu “Copy” command instead of the highjacked Ctrl-C.)

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Note: The suggestions above include HACKING Gramps, Add-ons and Experimental code.

Make a backup of your genealogical data first!

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