On 19/08/2005, at 7.16, minimal.design wrote:
Can you drag
from e.g. Mail's compose window w/o problems, or do you
experience the same deselecting problem there?
No - After a little comparison,
I'd say Mail is more tolerant about
the ever so slight moves of the cursor coming from the use of the
Intuos tablet. If I'm careful not to move at all in TextMate, it
works fine, but if I just work as usual, 1 out of 3 times, it will
deselect... In Mail, it just works perfectly...
hmm... so it would seem that Mail has some threshold for clicking and
moving, before it actually starts a selection (or drag for that matter)?
I pulled out my old mouse from the box to compare and,
suspected, I don't have the same problem. I guess that's enough to
confirm my suppositions.
Do you know if the tablet report fractional coordinates? That might
be the difference, i.e. that TM is seeing movements of only a
fraction of a pixel, which Mail ignores. I can try to truncate the
Although the problem might not effect a majority of
users (how many people use tablets for everything on their
computer?), it is still a very fundamental part of the feature
set. That's why I believe it deserves a little attention (read:
Sorry to be blunt, but this idea strikes me as absurd ;)
a) you will be able to disable re-selection in b17 (see my other
letter on the subject)
b) if Mail doesn't have the problem, clearly it's just a matter of
replicating what Mail does, rather than let the user work it out by