[OSM-talk] JOSM nearclick plugin for tablet and optical mouse users

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Sun Aug 12 12:36:37 BST 2007

I have updated the nearclick plugin for JOSM which means you don't have 
to hold your tablet pen or mouse absolutely stationery when you do a 
click to get a node (or anything else) in JOSM.

It's only a trivial thing, but very annoying, that if you have a 
slippery optical mouse or a tablet you may find you don't always get a 
node when you click because you move it very slightly while clicking.

The previous version didn't really work properly, and it now also has a 
configurable distance over which it operates (I found the previously 
built-in 7 pixels really wasn't enough on my tablet).

I have added a wiki page for it alongside the other plugins
to offer a download from my site and also amended the plugins page at 

This is the first time I've done this, so I hope the procedure is 
correct. The source that goes along with it is committed, of course, 
assuming I got this right - seems to have worked.


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