[Kst] [Bug 121158] New: Switch back to layout mode when drawing objects

Nicolas Brisset nicolas.brisset at eurocopter.com
Wed Feb 1 16:42:29 CET 2006

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           Summary: Switch back to layout mode when drawing objects
           Product: kst
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: unspecified
        OS/Version: Solaris
            Status: NEW
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kst kde org
        ReportedBy: nicolas.brisset eurocopter com

Version:           1.2.0_devel (using KDE 3.4.0, compiled sources)
Compiler:          gcc version 3.4.3
OS:                SunOS (sun4u) release 5.8

Currently, when adding view objects the user will spend lots of time changing back and forth between each drawing mode and the layout mode.
It would be much more comfortable if there was an option to either stay in a given mode (like when you want to add a bunch of arrows in one shot) OR to switch back to layout mode automatically once you've drawn one object, so that you can directly fine-tune its size and location.
A possibly easier to integrate (UI-wise) alternative I also like would be to do what I think Rick had originally implemented: add a temporary layout mode via some keyboard shortcut (like Ctrl or Esc when in any of the drawing modes). This would allow to adjust the properties of one object just after creating it, without preventing from creating series of them easily. It would also need to be documented otherwise nobody will find it :-)

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