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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002895ScribusUsabilitypublic2005-12-03 19:03
Reportersjs Assigned Tocbradney  
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Platform586 PCOSlinuxOS Versionmandriva 10.2
Product Version1.3.1 
Summary0002895: Impossible to select a lower level object
DescriptionIf there is an object at a lower level that is completely within the selection area of another level, there is no way to select that lower object.

What is needed is one or more of:

* Recognition of acurately placed cursor position on that lower object

* Ctrl- or other operation to descend and find lower object pointed to by cursor (must be able to descend multiple times)

* Selection by Item number

* Something else cleverer than the above.
Steps To ReproduceCreate diamond - colour red

Create square - colour black placed lower than diamond, smaller than diamond but with some of it visible

Try to select square without moving diamond or changing its level (which will work but is tedious for a complex drawing). All I can select is the diamond.

See attached drawing
Additional InformationOf course, if known in advance and for complicated things some of this can be alleviated by putting things on different layers, but some drawings require overlaid objects to be interlaced with others in a way which prevents the use of layers.
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related to 0002407 acknowledged Metabug: Misleading and wrong cursors 


2005-12-03 18:00


test.sla (53,553 bytes)


2005-12-03 19:02

administrator   ~0007616

Two options:
*Control-Shift to select through levels. Keep control down to then move or resize etc.
*Select on the Outline Palette

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2005-12-03 18:00 sjs New Issue
2005-12-03 18:00 sjs File Added: test.sla
2005-12-03 19:02 cbradney Status new => resolved
2005-12-03 19:02 cbradney Resolution open => no change required
2005-12-03 19:02 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2005-12-03 19:02 cbradney Note Added: 0007616
2005-12-03 19:03 cbradney Status resolved => closed
2007-05-23 19:48 christoph_s Relationship added related to 0002407