Spinner Controls

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Spinner Controls

Post by PJMiller » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:19 pm

There are various spinner controls in Font Creator (the dialog box controls with a number in a box with up/down arrows at the right hand side).

It would be convenient if one could select a spinner control and then use the mouse wheel to increment/decrement those controls.

Alternatively one could select the control and press a key to use the mouse wheel to increment/decrement those controls, for example SHIFT + mouse wheel or CONTROL + mouse wheel.

I think this would enhance the user interface.

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Re: Spinner Controls

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:33 pm

:idea: The Up/Down cursor keys will change the values.
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Re: Spinner Controls

Post by PJMiller » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:10 pm

Yes indeed they will but it would be faster/more convenient if one could use the mouse wheel to set the number.

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Re: Spinner Controls

Post by Hafonton » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:34 am

I agree.
It would be best to implement it the way it works in adobe softwares -
where you click on the icon/placeholder of the input, and then drag up or down for increase/decrease in number.
But a wheel could work too

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Re: Spinner Controls

Post by Alfred » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:27 pm

Hafonton wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:34 am
I agree.
It would be best to implement it the way it works in adobe softwares -
where you click on the icon/placeholder of the input, and then drag up or down for increase/decrease in number.
But a wheel could work too
I haven’t used a mouse in years, and my trackball doesn’t have a scroll wheel, so I greatly appreciate being able to drag up/down (or right/left) on a control’s icon or label to increase/decrease the value.
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Re: Spinner Controls

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue May 07, 2019 4:53 pm

This feature is now implemented in FontCreator 12.

Note that the control changed by scrolling is the one, over which, the mouse cursor is currently hovering, not the control that is currently selected.

The scroll step in the Composite Glyph Properties dialogue has been changed from 100 to 1 for X and Y position, and to 0.01 for X and Y Scale.
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