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Ticket #934 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 2012-02-03T18:20:28-06:00

Last modified 2012-06-08T12:16:06-05:00

Drawing overlay changes tool focus

Reported by: bdezonia Owned by: dscho
Priority: major Milestone: imagej2-b3-headless
Component: Tools Version:
Severity: serious Keywords:
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If you draw an overlay the active tool goes from the overlay tool you had selected to the selection tool. This might be because we assume user wants to modify the last placed overlay. But maybe the overlay tool should stay active in case you want to lay down a number of rects or points or whatever. It's a little confusing that the tool automatically switches and its a pain to have to reactivate tool over and over.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2012-02-06T12:49:19-06:00 by bdezonia

Maybe each tool can decide whether to activate the selection tool or whether to keep the focus on itself for further input.

comment:2 Changed 2012-04-25T11:59:27-05:00 by bdezonia

  • Owner changed from bdezonia to dscho
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I believe this is no longer an issue. Dscho added some tool delegation code at some point. Dscho please review this ticket for any useful info.

comment:3 Changed 2012-06-08T12:16:06-05:00 by dscho

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Since we do not have the selection tool anymore (but the delegation tool determines whether you meant the selection tool or the creation tool), this is no longer an issue, yes.