Message #131

From: Don Hatch <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Some questions
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 16:04:00 -0700

On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:17:52PM -0400, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:
> Don Hatch <> wrote:
> > When solving the cube, I generally adjust tilt and twirl until I
> > like them, and just leave them there so I don’t get disoriented. I
> > do make very frequent use of the 90 degree 3d rotations that are
> > available though– to get these, hold down the 1,2,3 keys like a
> > chord, and click on a sticker. (1,2,3,4 if it’s the 4x4x4x4 puzzle,
> > etc.)
> A shortcut for this is to just shift-click on any cell. This will
> give you a 90, 120, or 180 degree rotation of the entire puzzle, just
> like holding down 1,2,3 (or 1,2,3,4, etc.).
Forgot about that– much easier :-)

> Also, in addition to using x/X/y/Y to rotate, you can click and drag
> with SHIFT-middle or CTRL-middle button.
And forgot that too!! I was trying SHIFT-left and CTRL-left – oops.

> This information gets printed to the terminal from which you started
> the puzzle when you type the "h" key. Yes, I know it’s not that clean
> to have a graphical program write to standard output. Oh well. :-)
> Anyway, there’s lots of good information to be seen by typing "h".
Is there any way to get it to print out the current tilt and twirl,
in case the user wants to save them as a preference?
(X resource, env var, or command line arg).


Don Hatch