[scribus] the new text properties tab

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Wed Jun 7 09:40:41 UTC 2017

Hi Martin

Go into preferences in keyboard shortcuts and reset the shortcuts. This will fix your F keys issue.

1.5.4 will totally change the palettes and the documentation will be written for this, yes.

We can update the wiki based release notes.


> On 7 Jun 2017, at 11:16, ZASKE Martin <zm at revue-gugu.org> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I love the fact that I can have the new text properties window always
> open and next to the F2 window. Getting used to something new is easy,
> if the change is for the better. "It is all in your head..."
> Several users have already asked about "missing" elements.
> My idea is that either we all read the release notes (haha, why would we
> do this, while we have great fellowship on this list?).
> Or rather that there could be a static note in the location where the
> text-tab used to be in the F2 window: "There is a new window for text
> properties; please hit F3 or use the menu > windows".
> This would only be needed for 1.5.3 and a few months of 1.5.4svn,
> probably not too hard to realize.
> ==========
> Minor observation: I have finally talked my wife into trying 1.5.3; so
> she did a clean fresh install next to her trusted 1.4.6. When she tried
> the default F3 for the text-properties window, nothing happened.
> Then we almost had a fight, because I told her it was F4 and not F3.
> With hindsight I believe the F3 did also not work on my computer
> (Windows 10 Pro) and I must have changed it to F4 several months ago,
> when I started testing the 1.5.3svn.
> So before we promote the new text properties window, more users should
> test whether F3 does work or not work, and if there is a problem, the
> default could be changed by the developers.
> All for now, thanks,
> Martin
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