[scribus] Spin-boxes and interface issues

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Nov 7 17:05:03 UTC 2018

On 11/7/18 11:07 AM, Colin Madwolf wrote:
>> On 6 Nov 2018, at 12:00, scribus-request at lists.scribus.net wrote:
>> I don't know if it's possible, but it would be more convenient if the item was selected (highlighted) simply by hovering over it. This is how most of the spin-boxes work -- you just hover over them and use the mouse wheel to change the value.
> Yes agreed.  Two other particularly annoying issues: 
> 1. When editing text in a text frame and then clicking on an image frame I would expect the frame edges to be highlighted so that I can then move the frame or adjust its’s shape etc., - instead the box is tinted blue with the move image within frame selected.  This necessitates moving the mouse outside the box and yet two more clicks to get the frame highlighted - annoying!
What's happening is that you have activated Edit Contents mode in the text frame, and it stays in that mode when you click straight to the image frame. The simplest way to avoid this is to click outside all frames (which reverts to Select Item mode), then the image frame.
> 2. Image scaling:  when working on a magazine article image frames often have similar scaling for the images within them, and image frames can be cloned and copied  - however, every time a new image is inserted into a frame, it defaults to 100% instead of the inherited frame aspect - which is how I would expect it to happen.  This then necessitates lots of clicks to reset the image scaling to the one it was copied from.

If you are scaling to frame size, it will stay in that when you load a new image. Note that you can set the default behavior for frames in Preferences > Item Tools > Images, in case that might be helpful. Otherwise, it's a matter of looking at the Scaling of the image in Properties before you load a new image.


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