[Qgis-developer] Revisiting behavior of composer guides

Tim Sutton lists at linfiniti.com
Wed Jan 22 22:51:42 PST 2014


On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 3:30 AM, Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson at gmail.com>wrote:

> Following on from a discussion in March last year
> (http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-developer/2013-March/025064.html),
> I'd like to re-raise the idea of swapping the behavior of composer
> guides lines from the current approach (clicking and dragging on the
> horizontal ruler to create a vertical guide) to the opposite approach
> (clicking and dragging down the horizontal ruler to create a
> horizontal guide).
> My rationale is:
> - The rulers have changed appearance in 2.2, so this is a good time to
> change this behavior if we do decide to do so. It's better to address
> this now while things already look different to users then in a future
> release.
> - The alternative behavior is much more standard. A quick test shows
> me that Illustrator, Inkscape, Publisher, Scribus, Gimp, Photoshop and
> Indesign all use the drag a horizontal ruler to create a horizontal
> guide approach. These are all industry-standard applications, and ones
> which many cartographers/GIS users would be familiar with.
> What's everyone's thoughts regarding this?
> Nyall
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I dont think it will cause much upset to change it and making it work the
same as in other apps seems a logical thing to do.

+1 from me

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