#10 re-grabbable selections and jitter-free paste

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nobody
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2006-04-08
2006-04-08
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Golly 0.95 limits user to handling selections from
corners or center. Choice must be made through menu
pulldown prior to working with selection.

Compare to MCell: a selection can be dropped without
the selection being committed or de-selected. The
selection can then be re-grabbed at any point and
dragged at any view-port zoom. MCell only commits when
a point outside the selection is clicked.

Also, Golly 0.95 seems to have a jitter problem. It may
be my OS (Xorg/linux) or mouse, but this isn't an issue
in other GOL progs. When clicking to commit a large
(2048x2048) selection the paste is almost always
committed 1-2 pixels from where I placed it. If
wxwidgets doesn't have easy parameters for tweaking
this, one solution might be to bind a keystroke
alternative -- eg. press return or click to commit the
paste.

Discussion

  • Tomas Rokicki
    Tomas Rokicki
    2006-06-24

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    Please try the latest golly; Andrew has made some changes
    here (on the big-pattern paste).