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Feature #9654

[UI] Limit cursor from escaping right-click slider sensitive input box

Added by Walter de la Internet over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Incomplete
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Darkroom
Target version:
-
Start date:
11/03/2013
Due date:
% Done:

20%

Affected Version:
System:
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

When altering values via the right click slider sensitive input box, the user wants to visually analyze the changes in the resulting image.

Unfortunately, due to the box self-closing if the cursor escapes the somewhat finnicky box edge, this is a real pain which often results in multiple retries and the user having to look back and forth between the input box and the image.

Limiting the cursors from escaping the right-click slider sensitive input box until a value has been selected (via button push) or something obvious (eg. escape) has been pressed might be a good strategy for resolving this usability issue.

History

#1 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 20
  • Status changed from New to Incomplete

What do you mean with box edge? You can have the cursor inside the popup wherever you want, no need to aim for some tiny pixels. I am not really sure that I see your problem. Do you need to move your mouse around while typing?

#2 Updated by Walter de la Internet over 5 years ago

By "box edge" I mean the edge of the popup.

The usability problem is:
- eyes are obviously on the image, not on popup box (I am not German, I don't care about the numeric value)
- if cursor slips out of popup box, status is lost and I have to start again

It's annoying as hell.

The suggested fix would be to capture the cursor until a value has been selected.

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