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Bug 101223 - Make the selection state clear by changing the mouse cursor
Summary: Make the selection state clear by changing the mouse cursor
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
5.3.0.0.alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Object-Selection-Alignment
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Reported: 2016-07-30 09:36 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2018-06-08 08:31 UTC (History)
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Cursor for selection in GIMP (4.94 KB, image/png)
2016-07-30 09:45 UTC, Heiko Tietze
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Description Heiko Tietze 2016-07-30 09:36:01 UTC
The selection of multiple objects is possible today when the shift key is pressed. (It works also with alt but likely as a side-effect of traversing the z-order of stacked objects). It would be helpful when the cursor reflects the state by adding a small plus decoration to it.

This is primarily a question for Draw an Impress but actually relevant for all modules.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-07-30 09:45:31 UTC
Created attachment 126484 [details]
Cursor for selection in GIMP

Example how the cursor looks like in GIMP. Despite the fact that the cursor does not follows the system default, the small + at the upper right corner indicates that shift is being pressed (also written in the status bar).
Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme 2016-07-31 09:03:42 UTC
→ NEW.

Custom cursors are located in vcl/win/src/* and vcl/osx/res/cursors/*; would also need to provide one for Linux
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2018-06-08 08:31:49 UTC
No objection to this proposal so removing UX advice.