[scribus] feedback needed: snap to items
bertd.fpevohf.arg at taw.playbeing.com
Fri Mar 30 08:25:33 UTC 2018
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:
> 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:
> 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:
> 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
> - 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
> have fun
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