[scribus] Gray dot at mouse click

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 12 15:22:56 CET 2010

On 02/12/2010 09:18 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> 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.

No, this has nothing to do with any action, simply clicking on the 
canvas in Select Item mode. When you click another location, a new one 
appears and the previous one disappears.


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