[scribus] feedback needed: snap to items

Bert Driehuis bertd.fpevohf.arg at taw.playbeing.com
Fri Mar 30 08:25:33 UTC 2018

Dear a.l.e,

This idea makes so much sense!

My only concern would be how to let the users know about this feature.



On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 10:58 PM, ale rimoldi <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:

> hi
> in scribus 1.5.4svn one can get an item to snap to other items.
> in some cases this is a very useful feature and can be
> activated through the page menu.
> on the other hand, personally, i haven't heard of anybody who keeps it
> on all the time. (or even for longer periods of time.)
> i don't. and as a result, i tend to forget about it and only use the
> align and distribute tool.
> today a user asked for the rulers to also snap to the items and
> suggested to use the shift modifier for this.
> i liked the idea and we discussed that it should generally be possible
> to snap to items by simply holding down the shift key.
> i've created a first patch for it:
> https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=15228
> while working on this, i was thinking more and more that this should
> be THE way to activate the snapping among items.
> i started looking for workflows that are better served by
> activating a long term "snap to items" mode but i could not find any.
> i've now opened a ticket asking for the shift modifier to replace the
> current snap to items mode:
> https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=15230
> if you know about workflows that really would suffer from the removal
> of this snapping mode, please present it here or in the bug tracker.
> of course: it is not about removing the snapping to items, but about
> replacing a "fix" snapping mode, by an on-the-fly one.
> in the ticket with the patch
> (https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=15228) you can see an animation,
> showing how the snapping with the shift key will work.
> and for the one who wonders why it would be necessary to remove one of
> them:
> - the code managing the snapping is rather complex and adding a new way
>   to snap makes it even more complex. (and hard to maintain)
> - the scribus UI is also very complex and every simplification is
>   welcome!
> have fun
> a.l.e
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