Feature request #5592

Right-clicking to "lock" things in composer

Added by Jonathan Moules almost 12 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:15168



I discovered this feature by accident. One minute I'm fiddling around with my boxes, the next my box is locked. It's a nice feature but unfortunately I don't think its one that should be on by default, not in the way its implemented.

The problem is that if a lay-user accidentally right clicks on something they'll start wondering why they can't move it around. Even worse, if I have Item (a) selected, but have my mouse hovering over item (b) when I right click, its item (b) that gets locked with NO indication that this has happened.

A basic tenet of good UI design I've discovered over the years: Never do anything non-obvious.

My suggestion therefore is:
Turn this off by default. Put a checkbox somewhere to re-enable it; It's nice for the power-users (who will probably find that checkbox) but will cause problems for lay-users.

Associated revisions

Revision 7b347c70
Added by Nyall Dawson over 9 years ago

[composer] Remove right-click to lock for composer items (fix #5592), now that locked items can be unlocked from the items panel this is no longer required, and frees up right clicks for a composer context menu


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 12 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Open to Closed


as this is a request for a change of something/behaviour that already exist (and that by the way is documented in the manual, as far as I know) I believe that the right/fair way to go is to make the proposal in the users mailing list and see what is the feedback from the other users. I have done it myself a couple of times in the past and I was successful both times. Cheers!

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