[scribus] Gray dot at mouse click

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 12 03:20:01 CET 2010

On 02/11/2010 11:50 AM, Jan de Weerd wrote:
> On 02/11/2010 05:17 PM, William F. Maddock wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Jan de Weerd<jdweerd at ziggo.nl>
>>> Sent: Feb 11, 2010 10:10 AM
>>> To: Scribus User Mailing List<scribus at lists.scribus.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [scribus] Gray dot at mouse click
>>> On 02/11/2010 04:46 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>>> On 02/11/2010 09:53 AM, Jan de Weerd wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> When I click in the Scribus window a gray dot with soft outline (approx.
>>>>> 1cm diam.) appears. So far no problem - could be a "new feature" I
>>>>> thought" - but the dot is visable through other windows when they are on
>>>>> top of the Scribus window. Even when I switch to another desktop the dot
>>>>> is there.
>>>> If it's a bug it must not be a Scribus bug as you describe it.
>>> Could be, but it only happens with Scribus. I tried other graphic tools
>>> but no dot appears when I click in the window.
>> Do you have any other QT-based applications that you run?
> Hmm. I have KDE4.3.4. that is QT-based I guess? I closed all other apps,
> but no change.
> When I start Scribus the dot appears when I click in an empty space of
> the Scribus window (gray area or blank part of the sheet). When I click
> in a text or image frame it does not happen. When I after clicking in a
> frame click in the empty space the first time nothing happens, but at
> the second click it is there.

Now that you explain it this way, I can say that I have seen such an 
artifact, but I think it's some kind of inconsequential display 
artifact. It does not affect the document, does not show up in print or 
in the final PDF.
So it's a curiosity for sure, but a curiosity that can be safely ignored.


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