Clone graphic does not respect dimensions

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto revolution at jaedworks.com
Fri Dec 2 18:40:12 EST 2016


At 12:23 PM -0800 12/2/2016, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>I believe the original post here was about cloning, presumably done 
>via Option+drag (on macOS, or Cntrl+drag on Win and Linux).

Hmm, I was under the impression that it was scripted using the 
"clone" command. I'd forgotten about option-drag...

...but that's also done with the pointer tool, not the graphic tool. 
So checking the tool would also exempt that case from auto-resizing 
small graphics.

>So many possibilities that I wouldn't be opposed to completely 
>removing arbitrary IDE-imposed limits on what people can do with 
>their objects.

A good point, but there's also the utility of having the interface 
act to "heal" common mistakes and enable common patterns (like 
single-clicking with an object tool to create that object). I think 
this may simply be a philosophical difference-some people prefer an 
IDE that stays out of the way, and others prefer one that does 
certain things for them. The trick is always to figure out what 
things most users will take as helpful, and what they'll take as 
getting in the way. ;-)




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