Issue 17846 - copy-when-moving option does not turn off default <ctrl> action
Summary: copy-when-moving option does not turn off default <ctrl> action
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-08-04 12:23 UTC by bryancole
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:30 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description bryancole 2003-08-04 12:23:26 UTC
When the "Copy When Moving" Draw option is selected, the default <ctrl> action
(to toggle Snap-To-Grid) remains. Thus, when trying to copy an object by
<ctrl><drag>, the snap-to-grid setting is toggled. This is not what the user
intends. The Copy-When-Moving option should turn off the toggle-snap-to-grid

<ctrl> should do one or the other. Not both.

By the way,"Copy When Moving" is a very bad name for this option as it does not
really describe what the option does. Something like "Ctrl-Drag ro Copy" would
be more descriptive. Or give the user two choices for <ctrl> action: 1) toggle
Snap-to-grid, 2) Copy dragged objects.

Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-08-04 14:47:38 UTC
Reproduceable in a current internal version. Reassigned to Christian.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2003-08-04 14:47:55 UTC
Set to new.
Comment 3 clippka 2003-08-26 14:25:38 UTC
christian, I also think this is a bug, but disabling snap-to-grid when
enabling copy-when-moving does not sound like a good solution to me.
What does user expirience thinks about this?
Comment 4 christian.jansen 2003-09-23 13:41:13 UTC

In my opinion we could drop the 'copy while moving' option in tools
options and make this behavior a default. This helps us also being
more compatible to the behavior of the competition.

I recomend to do the following:

mouse down             -> move             
mouse down +ctrl       -> copy while moving
mouse down +ctrl+shift -> copy while moving but horizontally or
                          vertically only

When snap to grid is enabled, pressing ctrl shall not disable the snap
to grid functionality.

When we change this it is important that the documentation gets an update.
Comment 5 clippka 2003-09-29 13:11:52 UTC
Ok, I will change this
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:30:00 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".