[scribus] Gray dot at mouse click

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Feb 12 15:18:52 CET 2010

On Friday 12 February 2010 03:37:12 Jan de Weerd wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > Greg
> You are right, but when I noticed it the first time I had Scribus open
> while observing the output pdf and because the effect shines through it
> looked as if it was present in the pdf. Also I have to be aware of it
> when I edit an image in gimp.
> Jan
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I suspect that the mouse is still set up to draw a text or an image frame. Try 
highlighting the gray dot (double click?) and then hit delete key. 
John Culleton
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