[josm-dev] Changes to fix accidental moving
gerv at gerv.net
Fri Jan 25 16:46:52 GMT 2008
Frederik Ramm wrote:
> I can't think of an application that does drag-select with shift only...
> it's always the mouse without modifiers that selects something (and
> deselects what you had before), while the shift-mouse adds to a selection.
Initial select is indeed done with the mouse without modifiers. It's
only drag-select which requires the modifier.
This seemed to me to be a good compromise, given the exact issue that
Martijn raises - when is a click and drag a move attempt, and when is it
the beginning of a drag selection? My suggestion is to disambiguate
using the shift key - hold it down, and you won't accidentally move
Other drawing applications may possibly do drag-select without shift,
but I don't think they generally run into the information density
problems we have when zoomed out. I've certainly never edited a CAD file
complex enough that I couldn't find an empty area to start a drag-select in.
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