Something that Drives me *CRAZY*

Dave dave at looktowindward.com
Mon Feb 26 10:37:49 EST 2007


Hi,

That sounds reasonable. Then to move the object less than the slop  
rect would have to be achieved using the cursor keys? Do the keys  
work on all objects? I seem to remember some issues with this in the  
past, but can't remember the details.

All the Best
Dave


On 26 Feb 2007, at 15:07, Ken Ray wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 13:23:08 +0000, Dave wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Yes, time would work, or would be better to have it so you had to
>> mouse up, mouse down (select the object) and then mouse down again to
>> move it.
>
> Sorry to be a dissenting voice here, but having to do *that* would
> drive me crazy. :-) In fact, one of the things that has happened in
> recent years in OS X has been that in order to drag text you have to
> hilite it, hold the mouse down for 1/2 a second or so, and then drag.
> It *used* to be that you could just hilite, click and drag with no
> delay, but apparently it was causing some issues for some people
> dragging text when they didn't want to. But the current behavior  
> drives
> me nuts because I was conditioned to the earlier behavior.
>
> I think what's needed here is that the IDE implement what used to be
> called a "slop rect" - a region of a couple of pixels around the mouse
> location in all directions. If the mouse moves ONLY within the slop
> rect, then the underlying object doesn't move, but dragging the mouse
> out of the slop rect would cause the object to be dragged.
>
> Just my 2 cents,
>
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
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