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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000482ScribusUsabilitypublic2007-12-06 20:18
ReporterTsoots Assigned Toavox  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Fixed in Version1.3.5svn 
Summary0000482: Illogical behaviour when resizing/moving a frame below another. Ctrl should not be required to do the action.
DescriptionWhen resizing or moving a frame that's below another, one must now select the lower frame with ctrl+shift and then do the desired operations using Ctrl+operation. I find this illogical because when the lower object is selected with ctrl+shift it will get the focus and it's borders are marked as red and handles are placed to the red border. This should already make clear that a user wants to operate on this lower frame and there should not be a need to press ctrl while resizing/moving the lower object.
The second thing which makes this illogical is that Scribus changes the cursor to resize/move cursor when over the lower object when it's selected even it's not possible to operate with it without ctrl key pressed. If the ctrl key is not going to be removed from these operations Scribus should only change the cursor when it's possible to do the operation, i.e. when lower object is selected and the user is pressing ctrl key. Currently visual hinting is wrong.
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related to 0000504 closedavox We need more accurate object selection 
has duplicate 0001023 closedringerc Resizing overlapped shapes 
related to 0002377 closedavox Attempting to drag handles activates higher z-order objects. 
related to 0001659 closedplinnell Editing overlapping frames is very challenging because when selected, a frame retains its stacking order 
related to 0002407 acknowledged Metabug: Misleading and wrong cursors 
child of 0003171 acknowledged Metabug: Selection improvements 



2004-04-14 21:11

administrator   ~0001064

Can't do it in the moment in another Way, but if you want you can have a look
at the function bool Page::SeleItem(QMouseEvent *m) in page.cpp


2005-08-09 16:35

reporter   ~0005989

Couldn't agree more.


2006-03-29 13:37

developer   ~0009556

I just have tried to resize a shape that is above another shape partly, and Scribus still selects the object below. This is very annoying.


2006-03-29 19:42

administrator   ~0009558

Scribus will select the one above. Use Control-Shift to select it and hold Control to the operate on it. Thats the way it is for now.


2007-12-06 20:17

administrator   ~0018194

Tested, fixed. Thanks.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2004-04-14 19:24 Tsoots New Issue
2004-04-14 21:11 fschmid Note Added: 0001064
2005-08-09 16:30 ringerc Relationship added related to 0002407
2005-08-09 16:31 ringerc Relationship added related to 0000504
2005-08-09 16:33 ringerc Relationship added related to 0002377
2005-08-09 16:35 ringerc Note Added: 0005989
2005-08-09 16:35 ringerc Severity tweak => minor
2005-08-09 16:35 ringerc Status new => confirmed
2005-08-09 16:35 ringerc Category General => Usability
2005-08-09 16:37 ringerc Relationship added has duplicate 0001023
2005-08-09 16:40 ringerc Relationship added related to 0001659
2006-02-03 23:52 jo-hannes Relationship deleted related to 0002407
2006-02-03 23:52 jo-hannes Relationship added child of 0003171
2006-03-29 13:37 alexandre Note Added: 0009556
2006-03-29 19:42 cbradney Note Added: 0009558
2007-05-23 19:43 christoph_s Relationship added related to 0002407
2007-12-05 13:32 cbradney Status confirmed => assigned
2007-12-05 13:32 cbradney Assigned To => avox
2007-12-05 13:33 cbradney Status assigned => resolved
2007-12-05 13:33 cbradney Fixed in Version => 1.3.5svn
2007-12-05 13:33 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2007-12-06 20:17 christoph_s Status resolved => closed
2007-12-06 20:17 christoph_s Note Added: 0018194