Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#4270 new defect

Usability: Potlatch2 + TrackPad Problems

Reported by: petzlux Owned by: potlatch-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: potlatch2 Version: 2.0
Keywords: usability, feature, geometry, editing Cc:


Having run another novice mapping party, one important observation was that using Potlatch2 with a trackpad introduces problems.

For example, when creating a blank POI, the user would need to doubleclick to create the point.

Now what happens with trackpads (especially Macbook ones where you have to physically depress the trackpad for a click), is that there would be a slight movement introduced between the two clicks.

Problem: Potlatch2 doesnt seem to recognise a double-click to create a POI if the mouseposition changes between clicks, instead going into line creation mode. This confuses especially novice users, who don't then know how to cancel this unwanted behaviour.

Solution: Introduce a tolerance for position changes between clicks where a POI is still created.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by compdude

Another solution would be to plug a mouse into your laptop. That's what I've done and I haven't had a problem ever since. :)

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