Re: XForms: Mouse in Forms Designer

Christian & Irene (
Wed, 8 Oct 1997 20:13:54 +0100

To subscribers of the xforms list from "Christian & Irene" <> :

> After some use of Forms Designer there are a couple of features I find
> unintuitive or irritating.
> Unintuitive: double click left to delete! I'd rather see double click
> to get Attributes, and put the delete somewhere safer like double click
> right, or SHIFT-right click.
> Irritating: having a button object pre-selected on start up (with no
> apparent way to deselect it other than to draw the button then delete
> it). More often than not I open up fdesign to modify the layout of an
> existing form rather than start a brand new one, and my instinct is to
> use the mouse to select and drag an object around. The usual result is
> I get an unwanted button sitting on top of my form!
> Now of course neither of these is a major disadvantage to an
> excellent tool, and I wouldn't be surprised if there are folks who
> feel strongly that the existing way it works *IS THE RIGHT WAY*, but not
> me. So for my wish list I'd like some way to customise the binding of
> mouse events to actions within fdesign, and a way to turn off the
> preselection of button object.
> BUT of course xforms is a GREAT library

I Agree 100%

C. Pomar
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