Issue 51182 - Keep Ratio when resizing graphic object
Summary: Keep Ratio when resizing graphic object
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 19 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: rfe_eval_ok, usability
: 54421 102669 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-06-24 12:03 UTC by navvy
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description navvy 2005-06-24 12:03:21 UTC
I've been asked to raise this here, after raising it as a defect in issue 
51149.  Personally I think the default action is wrong, but either way it 
needs documenting.

When resizing a graphic, if you drag a corner you can change the 
vertical/horizontal ratio.  To keep the ratio, you have to hold down the Shift 
key.  It needs to be the left shift, as right shift will activate FilterKeys 
after 8 seconds.

Microsoft Word always keeps the ratio, unless you deliberately drag the middle 
of a side.  This seems far more logical, as it's a PITA to have changed the 
ratio when you didn't intend to.

I think the default should be to keep the ratio, and use the shift key to 
unlock the ratio.

Failing that, there needs to be a tooltip that appears when hovering over a 
corner, saying "press Shift to Keep Ratio".

I can't think why anyone would need to unlock the ratio - it's generally 
easier to drag one side to fit the column width, then drag bottom to give the 
required height.  It's annoying to find you have accidentally changed the 
shape.  I'm sure this was covered in CLAIT or ECDL training, using the 
Microsoft method.

In the right-click "Position and Size" window, there is a box for "Keep Ratio" 
but it won't stay ticked when the window is closed.  Maybe this window would 
be an appropriate place to display a note "To keep ratio while dragging 
corner, hold the left Shift key."
Comment 1 navvy 2005-06-24 13:01:49 UTC
I should mention that Microsoft Word, Format Picture, Size has a box 
labelled "Lock aspect ratio" which controls whether corner-dragging will 
change the ratio.  Open Office has a box labelled "Keep ratio" which does not 
work in the same way.  Maybe it's that which needs to be fixed?
Comment 2 Uwe Fischer 2005-06-28 12:23:18 UTC
Obviously Issuezilla doesn't allow to change the component and subcomponent to
something more meaningful.
This is an enhancement request to add new tooltips (by graphics system layer, I
suppose), when the mouse is over a corner of a selected object.
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2005-06-28 12:56:50 UTC
Setting component to framework (it concerns all applications) and correcting
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2005-06-28 13:09:19 UTC
Yes, it makes much sense to change the default to 'keep ratio' at resizing
objects (graphics, drawings, OLE, etc.). 
Hi Frank, as I remember, you already worked on this issue. How far is it now,
did you start a specification? I have cc'ed you. We should change this behaviour. 
Comment 5 kpalagin 2007-04-04 14:38:10 UTC
*** Issue 54421 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 kpalagin 2009-06-12 05:31:12 UTC
*** Issue 102669 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***