[Qgis-developer] Revisiting behavior of composer guides

Andreas Neumann a.neumann at carto.net
Wed Jan 22 23:17:24 PST 2014


For me it would be a +1 to change to the common behavior of graphics and
DTP software. This is what I already stated in the discussion back then.

I understand that you, Nyall, are trying to make QGIS behave more like
conventions used in Graphics/DTP software (e.g. shortcuts, selection,
navigation, etc.) - so this should be part of the effort I think.

Thanks for dealing with this,

Am 23.01.2014 02:30, schrieb Nyall Dawson:
> 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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