Drag'n'drop delay (was: [TxMt] textmate Digest, Vol 11, Issue 26)
allan at macromates.com
Mon Aug 22 03:11:12 UTC 2005
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, as I
> 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 the TextMate
> 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:
> "slider" :)
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
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