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0011351ScribusUser Interfacepublic13-Jan-07 08:2614-Jul-03 21:43
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Platformx86_64OSLinuxOS VersionOpenSUSE 12.1
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.5.1Fixed in Version 
Summary0011351: Icons for some actions are harder to use in 1.5.0svn
DescriptionIcon entries in the icon bar with a small arrow for additional options are harder to use in 1.5.0svn than in 1.4.x because the arrow is halfway covered by the icon. Thus, it's easy to miss the arrow with the mouse:

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fschmid (administrator)
13-Jan-07 09:52

You don't need to hit the arrow exactly, you only need to press and hold the mouse button to get to the options.
christoph_s (administrator)
13-Jan-08 02:14

It's still less user-friendly than in 1.4.x.
jghali (administrator)
13-Jan-08 08:37

Christoph, this change was made by Franz following a user request and i totally disagree with you.
christoph_s (administrator)
13-Jan-08 09:29

Jean, people disagreeing is nothing unusual.

The first problem I'm facing is I'm using an extremely fast multimedia computer that reacts hypersensitively to mouse clicks, so what I have to do is crawling slowly towards the Icon bar, move the mouse over the respective icon in the icon bar, pause and release the mouse, then press the left mouse button and hold it to get the options. Otherwise I'll end up with the default option.

There is another aspect, perhaps even more subtle, to this bug report. During the past two years I had to learn the hard way, i.e. in a hospital and in physiotherapy, to "listen to my muscles". In 1.4.x I can click on the drop-down-arrow and move over the options by simply moving the mouse. In 1.5svn I have to press the left mouse button a lot more and longer. This has to do with health-related ergonomics, and the behaviour of 1.5svn isn't exactly health-friendly or ergonomically. 1.4.x's is.
fschmid (administrator)
13-Jan-08 09:37

These toolbar buttons with an arrow are created by Qt itself, so they are conform to the user interface. Even KDE applications are using it.
christoph_s (administrator)
13-Jan-09 09:04

OK, but could you explain to me why 1.4.x and 1.5.0svn are behaving differently when both are being compiled against the same Qt version?

I really didn't mean to start a fight over this issue, and I probably bought the wrong computer (advertised as a multimedia and gaming device), which means it may be too fast for DTP. However, I still think 1.4x is better in terms of ergonomics (read: health).

Feel free to close this bug if you think it's meaningless.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
13-Jan-07 08:26 christoph_s New Issue
13-Jan-07 09:52 fschmid Note Added: 0029624
13-Jan-07 14:20 fschmid Status new => resolved
13-Jan-07 14:20 fschmid Fixed in Version => 1.5.0svn
13-Jan-07 14:20 fschmid Resolution open => no change required
13-Jan-07 14:20 fschmid Assigned To => fschmid
13-Jan-08 02:14 christoph_s Note Added: 0029652
13-Jan-08 02:14 christoph_s Status resolved => feedback
13-Jan-08 02:14 christoph_s Resolution no change required => reopened
13-Jan-08 08:37 jghali Note Added: 0029657
13-Jan-08 08:37 jghali Status feedback => resolved
13-Jan-08 08:37 jghali Resolution reopened => no change required
13-Jan-08 08:38 jghali Fixed in Version 1.5.0svn =>
13-Jan-08 09:29 christoph_s Note Added: 0029658
13-Jan-08 09:29 christoph_s Assigned To fschmid =>
13-Jan-08 09:29 christoph_s Status resolved => feedback
13-Jan-08 09:29 christoph_s Resolution no change required => reopened
13-Jan-08 09:37 fschmid Note Added: 0029659
13-Jan-09 09:04 christoph_s Note Added: 0029672
13-Jan-09 09:04 christoph_s Status feedback => new
14-Jul-03 21:43 Kunda Target Version 1.5.0 => 1.5.1

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