Clone graphic does not respect dimensions
bernd.niggemann at uni-wh.de
Fri Dec 2 06:02:53 EST 2016
Richard Gaskin wrote
> Michael Julian Lew wrote:
> > Richard Gaskin wrote:
> >> BNig wrote:
> >>> that is determined somewhat arbitrarily by the
> >>> revBackScriptLibrary in handler
> >>> on newGraphic
> >>> if the width of the target < 9 and the height of the target < 9 then
> >>> .... use default values
> >> Would that be a user experience bug?
> >> I can see the benefit of minimizing occurrences of objects that are
> >> *prohibitively* small to work with, but am less enthused about
> >> constraining options for the user at the much lower threshold of mere
> >> possible inconvenience.
> >> I'd opt for a 4px threshold.
> > Seems to me that if the current restriction on the result of “clone”
> > is intended to prevent possible problems when tools palette is being
> > used then a very bad design decision was made. A solution should not
> > affect what happens when the user clones an abject that is already in
> > the stack.
> > The script function “clone” should clone the object _exactly_ when
> > used by itself, but could be used in conjunction with size-dectecting
> > code for the palette.
> In principle I agree. The challenge is that we don't have a separate
> message for clone as distinct from other ways to create a new graphic.
> If it were up to me, I'd say let the user do whatever they want. If
> they want to make a control too small to be used, who am I to stop them?
> But as Jeanne suggested, it may be that the IDE is trying to be helpful
> in cases of accidental resizing too small.
> Personally, I'd favor simplifying the extra work the IDE is doing and
> just leave the user alone.
> If there must be a threshold, at least make it smaller than it is now.
> Richard Gaskin
It seems the consensus is to lower the threshold when graphics are changed
to default sizes. I will do an enhancement request next week and propose
that the currrent threshold of 8 by 8 and lower will be reduced to 5 by 5
and lower. That should cover most clone requests and still prevents most
accidental clicks. The double-click delta default is 4 in case someone
double-clicks right away.
If Edinburgh agrees I will do a pull-request.
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