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Bug 436153 - dia: Minimal visual feedback when adding connection point to line
dia: Minimal visual feedback when adding connection point to line
Product: dia
Classification: Other
Component: objects
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Dia maintainers
Dia maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-05-05 17:15 UTC by Roland Stigge
Modified: 2019-03-20 11:30 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Roland Stigge 2007-05-05 17:15:20 UTC

a Debian user reported the following:

If you select a line, right click on it, and select "add connection point",
you don't get any obvious visual feedback that something has happened.  
There is a little (tiny!) faint blue "x" that appears, but it is so small
that it can easily be lost.    This problem is especially severe
when the line width is about half of the size of the "x".

Needless to say, this problem is especially severe with thick blue
lines, especially colors near #1095D8.

I'd suggest three changes:
1) the connection point color be chosen not to match the background or
the line color.
2) The connection point should be highlighted or bold or bigger for
a moment when it is first created,
3) The connection point size be made adjustable (if it isn't already),
and the default be made a little bigger.

I can understand this, especially for non-rectangularly-pixel-grid-aligned lines like pixel-step-lines.

See also
Comment 1 Shi Sherebrin 2007-06-06 14:06:01 UTC
I'd suggest, rather than making the connection point sizes adjustable (ok maybe add an option in the preferences to adjust the default percentage), make their size a percentage (e.g. 200%) of the line width, to ensure visibility.
Comment 2 Lars Clausen 2007-06-29 16:37:57 UTC
Idea 2) would require a highlighting of connection points that not currently a part of Dia.  It's been requested before that connection points be more visible for accessibility, and suggestion 3) would fit nicely with that.  I prefer to have connection points be a consistent color, so 1) is not the best, though a shade or edge might help.
Comment 3 Hans Breuer 2007-09-08 18:43:33 UTC
marking enhancement
Comment 4 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2019-03-20 11:30:26 UTC
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