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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0008686ardourfeaturespublic2023-07-18 02:48
Reporterunfa Assigned Tox42  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version6.6 
Summary0008686: Prevent accidental region duplication when holding Ctrl
DescriptionWhen selecting multiple regions by holding down Ctrl and clicking on them I often create region duplicates by mistake.

I think a simple solution to this problem is to introduce a minimum drag distance threshold that needs to be crossed in order for drag to be registered.
It seems that these accidental region duplications occur when I hold my mouse button for too long and move my mouse cursor by 1 or 2 pixels while clicking.

Adding a 5-pixel threshold would most likely eliminate this annoying problem and ensure regions are only copied when the user intends to do so, and not during region selection.

What do you think?
Tagsui, usability



2021-05-08 01:58

administrator   ~0025802

There is currently a 4 sample threshold (for all move drags), so it's only effective when zoomed it. It should perhaps be pixel based.


2021-05-08 02:37

administrator   ~0025803

Tweaked in 6.6-456-gce1e05fc3d copy-drags now require 6 px horiz movement (move drags 2px)


2021-05-08 02:37

administrator   ~0025804

Please test

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-05-05 08:55 unfa New Issue
2021-05-05 08:55 unfa Tag Attached: ui
2021-05-05 08:55 unfa Tag Attached: usability
2021-05-08 01:58 x42 Note Added: 0025802
2021-05-08 02:37 x42 Note Added: 0025803
2021-05-08 02:37 x42 Assigned To => x42
2021-05-08 02:37 x42 Status new => feedback
2021-05-08 02:37 x42 Note Added: 0025804
2023-06-18 04:16 x42 Status feedback => resolved
2023-06-18 04:16 x42 Resolution open => fixed