[scribus] Spin Button Increments

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 25 16:20:15 UTC 2011

On 06/25/2011 11:58 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 06/25/2011 11:47 AM, Margaret and George McIntosh wrote:
>> On 25 Jun 2011 at 8:29, Mike Sleger wrote:
>>> Thanks Dave, but on OS X, shift, fn, option, and command all have
>>> the same effect when clicking a spin button, which is no effect -
>>> they still increment in one document unit instead of a fraction of a
>>> unit. Control + click brings up the context menu.
>>> Mike
>>> On Jun 25, 2011, at 8:22 AM, David Duncan wrote:
>>>> On 25/06/2011 15:59, Mike Sleger wrote:
>>>>> I've looked around in the Preferences and haven't found a setting
>>> for this. Is there a way to set the spin button increment value
>>> (one setting for all spin buttons within Scribus)? It's currently
>>> at 1.00 pt by default, and I would like to change it to 0.10 pt.
>>>>> Mike
>>>> Hit shift and then use the spin button. Use Ctrl spin for greater
>>> values. Works for me on Ubuntu (1.4 RC3)
>>>> Dave
>> It seems to me that with older versions of Scribus, if you held Ctrl
>> and Shift down
>> when using the up and down arrows, the frame moved much less than when
>> only the
>> arrows were used. I just tried it with 1.4.0rc5 and Ctrl + shift has
>> no effect. Is my
>> memory playing tricks on me?
> If you check the online Manual under Working with Frames > How to use
> spinboxes, you can see a rundown of current methods that I think is
> accurate.
> This having been said, Apple, in its "think different" mode, wants to
> make its hardware function obtuse. Who needs 2 mouse buttons anyway?
> Perhaps some other Mac user help by letting us know if there is some Mac
> equivalent of Shift + mousewheel...
Something to add if it's not apparent -- this modification process only 
works with the mousewheel, not with clicking the up/down arrows in the 
spinbox, nor with using the up/down keyboard arrows.


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