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Shortcut Menu (S-Key) mouse position

owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 1,394 PRO
Hi folks.

Tiny, tiny niggle.

Just started using a 3DConnexion device (awesome BTW) and have starting using the shortcut menu again (the S-Key) to open a local context sensitive menu.  This is great but it opens with the mouse pointer just outside the top left edge of the menu.  This seems odd for something that is meant to save mouse travel!  I'd prefer it if it opened either with the pointed in the centre of the menu or directly over the top left icon.

Cheers,

Owen S.
Production Engineer
HWM-Water Ltd
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Comments

  • lougallolougallo Member, Administrator, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,369
    @owen_sparks I am not sure this needs to be voted on and it seems a very small movement for the directly over the left top icon.. But making it right under the menu is not great for accidental actions being clicked.  What would 15 px shift mean really?  
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 819 PRO
    While your at if modify all of the context menus in drawings.. they are are 1 menu position too far away

    Green dot represents position of mouse when right clicked
    second image is when mouse position is close to bottom edge of screen and menu adjusts upwards.




  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 1,394 PRO
    Hi folks.

    @john_mcclary good point I concur.

    @lougallo I agree it's pretty trivial but to me at least it's one of those things that that the level of irritation is out of proportion to the problem.  A bit like having the handle bars out of alignment on your bike, or the scope out on your rifle.  Half a degree off can drive you bonkers  :)

    Take for example creating a new sketch which is top left icon on my quick launch tool bar.  By adding a mouse move we've gone from 2 operations to 3 to create a sketch.  Every. Single. Time.  And for no obvious reason.  (Sorry I don't like the answer of we deliberately move the mouse pointer away from the buttons so you don't accidentally press them.)

    Moving ahead if we had a radial menu there would be no need for a click to activate the function.  If we've opened the menu then the next icon we mouse over could/should be activated...

    Cheers,

    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 819 PRO

    @lougallo I agree it's pretty trivial but to me at least it's one of those things that that the level of irritation is out of proportion to the problem.  A bit like having the handle bars out of alignment on your bike, or the scope out on your rifle.  Half a degree off can drive you bonkers  :)

    And we all know what happens when your handle bars are out of alignment... 


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