On 05/13/11 05:27, sfeam (Ethan Merritt) wrote:
> On Thursday, 12 May 2011, plotter@... wrote:
>> I had tried the h key help but had not appreciated what those variables
>> referred to:
>> 1 `builtin-decrement-mousemode`
>> 2 `builtin-increment-mousemode`
>> Maybe those terms could be more explicit, it's not clear what they refer
>> The content of the various modes is equally a bit arcane and the help
>> >> This corresponds to the key
>> >> bindings '1', '2', '3', '4' (see the driver's documentation)
>> I find no detail for example in help wxt. What does this comment refer to?
> I was surprised to find that the documentation is seriously out of date,
> as in "doesn't describe the actual behavior of any gnuplot version since
> before the start of the CVS repository". I have now updated the 4.5
> documentation a bit.
OK, thanks, glad you caught that one.
>> While the subject is being raised , may I suggest a couple of possible
>> feature improvements in this area?
>> 1) This cycling of "mode" could also be done by clicking on the status
>> message (click is mapped to "1" key). This would avoid switching mouse
>> to keyboard which can be handy.
> Could be done, certainly, but there is currently no code to interpret the
> mouse location in terms like "on the status message".
Well there is click on graph area (pause mouse etc) so I would have
thought x_bottom_graph and x_bottom_window would be close to what is
>> 2) As I understand it this only shows x1y1 coords. It would clearly be
>> useful when using x2y2 as well if those were available in this read-out.
>> One way to trigger this would be a click on the legend entry for a
>> line or on/near the relevant axis. (some thought needed to avoid
>> ambiguity with the new SVG toggle , pause mouse or other functions. )
> Huh. For me the x2y2 axes are echoed properly if they are active in the
> current plot. Tested on wxt, x11, and canvas. It is true that I ignored
> x2y2 in the very recent svg mouse-tracking code. What terminal are you
> using that fails to show them?
Sorry , my incorrect recollection. It most likely was in relation to the
SVG changes that I'd retained that idea.