Message #3023

From: Roice Nelson <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] MC5D: controls for U and V hypercells?
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:06:19 -0500

Hi Ray,

The feature to deal with stickers that project to the same location is the
left/right arrow keys. Those cycle through the possible second-click
stickers when making a twist. Note that this only affects selection after
you’ve clicked a sticker, so it s not helpful in distinguishing first-click
stickers, but you should be able to define any twist by choosing
appropriate stickers and using arrow keys.

Unfortunately, when I tested arrow keys just now on a Windows 7 machine, it
was buggy. It would jump back to the mouse-determined sticker every second
or so. There must be some windows messages resetting things (that
presumably weren’t there or as frequent when this was originally written).

Hope that helps, and feel free to email me if the feature isn’t working
well enough for your needs.


On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 9:50 AM, [4D_Cubing] <> wrote:

> Hi there hypercubers,
> I’ve been trying out some more turns on the MC5D program (didn’t do
> another 3^5 solve .-.) and I noticed that selecting the "center 2c sticker"
> of the U and V cells during a turn on the 3^5 results in a turn in an
> ambiguous direction. This is because sometimes, the outer 2c sticker is
> selected (e.g. the -V +U sticker is selected) instead of the inner one,
> i.e. -V -U,
> Pictoral examples:
> -V -U selected
> -V +U selected
> Note that for both examples, only one of them can be selected at once.
> It’s like a superposition where the sticker you select is determined only
> after you move your mouse there (then it stays at that sticker until you
> make a move, then the superposition starts again.)
> Is there a way to force the selection of only one of those stickers all
> the time?
> Thanks in advance, all.