[scribus] use of "Hand" causes Scribus to flip out

catsoul catsoul at thinkplan.org
Wed Apr 4 14:12:11 UTC 2012

On Apr 4, 2012, at 6:58 AM, ale rimoldi wrote:

> yes, it should work as you wrote...
> ... the question is: what error / deficiency should it have caught?

What is common for application programs to do when an "illegal" move is done is to throw out a system beep or a dialogue explaining that XYZ can't be done.

What Scribus does is get into a little knot where the white arrow blinks for a long time, and Scribus is unresponsive to User control. I should think a simple beep or simply warning would be enough, rather than sending the entire application into a tizzy.

some folks may have many years of muscle memory invoking a hand tool as in many other applications (often the space bar held down).

thank you for looking at this.


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