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

Cat catsoul at thinkplan.org
Wed Apr 4 15:05:57 UTC 2012

On Apr 4, 2012, at 8:00 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:

> 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.

I don't want to get balled up in semantics here. when I say a hand tool, I literally see a little white hand and that hand lets the User scoot the document around the screen sort of like one would do with a sheet of paper.

I'm almost sure that the Scribus developers' goal isn't to punish the users of scribus. warning dialogues and beeps have been deployed across the computer scape for the best part of 40 years, and they do a great job of warning without adding to the wear and tear of computing.

I respectfully suggest that something better than "punishment" be used to indicate a illegal move.

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