[Ipe-discuss] ipe features

Otfried Cheong otfried at kaist.ac.kr
Mon Jan 23 16:30:46 CET 2006

Johan Ingvast wrote:

> Actually the "automatic angular snap" should (in my opinion) be in 
> action also when moving objects, which it is not in pre26.

I agree, and just made it feature request #141

> I also like to see a possiblity to easily reset the angular snap to 
> vertical/horizontal. As now, if I don't have a horizontal/vertical 
> line in the drawing, I have to create a box and then align the 
> angular snap to that. I think a keystroke like C-F1 should reset it.

Shift-F2 hides the crosshair, AND resets it to horizontal - so when you
set it on a new origin, it should come up horizontally.

But I also miss the option of simply resetting to horizontal without
moving the origin - it's now feature request #140.

> Unfortunately, this functionality is not yet (I suppose) fully 
> implemented, the snapping to verticices does not work (for splines), 
> and the  automatic angular snap does not work.

I thought this all works:  snapping to vertices does work for splines,
but control points are not considered vertices (only control points of
multiplicity 3 are).   This means you can't snap to a control point
during editing.

Should this be changed?  An option?  Should control points be vertices
only during editing?

> I vote for double click. It would be easier, more intuitive than the
> current C-Right click. Also allows for keeping the old functioning of
> the left button click. Alternatively we could have right-double-click
> for edit.

Note that the suggestion is to use Double-click for "Edit", not for
popping up the object menu (I think it's somewhat unnatural to pop up a
menu on double-click).

Personally, I find Ctrl+E perfectly sufficient :-)


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