Feature SS-2421
1 vote

Suppress cloning of regions with ctrl-drag at zero or small offset

Created by Martin Kraska on 1/14/2017 7:32 PM Last Updated by smath on 1/11/2018 8:48 PM
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If you try to follow the hyperlink of a text region, you have to use Ctrl-Click. It can easily happen (with trackpoint or touchpad as pointing device) that you slightly move the mouse while you press the button and hold Ctrl.

This is then interpreted as Ctrl-Drag. If the drag is small enough, the region is cloned in-place. This can be seen in slightly heavier font but there is no chance to recover if undo is not available.

In some cases, I had to delete spurious instances of a region manually from the xml file.

Proposal: Never clone in-place

- either don't clone at all if the region would be at the same location as the original

- or clone with a minimum offset of one canvas step to allow individual selection of instances.

    smath (Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:48 PM) #

Thank you! Fixed.