[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #2080: wxGUI: changing properties of barscale or legend

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Mon Sep 16 08:25:06 PDT 2013

#2080: wxGUI: changing properties of barscale or legend
 Reporter:  martinl                            |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  enhancement                        |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  normal                             |   Milestone:  7.0.0                    
Component:  wxGUI                              |     Version:  unspecified              
 Keywords:  decorations, d.barscale, d.legend  |    Platform:  All                      
      Cpu:  All                                |  

Comment(by martinl):

 Replying to [comment:2 hamish]:
 > martinl:
 > > Right click shows contextual menu with one item 'Hide'.
 > how would you make that "discoverable" for new users without them having
 to read the docs in frustration to find out how to do it? perhaps clicking
 the barscale/legend icons in the top bar could present a drop down menu?
 (?)  [afair the reason that Macs only have one mouse button was to force
 the programmers to come up with intuitive solutions]

 hm, the most of applications which I use behave similarly. When I want to
 delete or change properties of selected object eg. in `Dia` I go to the
 contextual menu (open by right click on the object). So I usually expect
 this behaviour without reading any documentation and having any

 I do not claim that my suggestion is perfect. Please suggest another. My
 motivation is to avoid extra dialog as we have now. It's just annoying
 when you want to change style of selected decoration, you need to go
 through two dialogs. Moreover "Apply" button doesn't behave in the sense
 which could be expected by the user. Current situation is not good, let's
 find better.

 Ideally the functionality to hide/show decoration could be accessible in
 different ways. Eg. in contextual menu (object-related) and check menu
 item in toolbar (it will introduce limitation, you will be able to add
 only one decoration of given type). The question is if we want to allow
 the user to add multiple barscales, northarrows or legends.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/2080#comment:6>
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