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

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Apr 4 15:00:06 UTC 2012

On 04/04/2012 10:12 AM, catsoul wrote:
> 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).

The closest thing Scribus has to a hand tool works only in Linux afaik, 
where holding down Alt allows you to move a window with the mouse.

One might argue that Scribus's "punishment" for this illegal move is 
sufficient to serve as an intense reminder not to do that. At least it 
didn't crash...

This may have something to do with the implementation of Qt in OSX. At 
any rate, there is no way to move a document page around with anything 
like a hand tool in Scribus, in any OS.


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