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At 18:21 24/05/2015 -0700, Sang-Hyun LEE wrote:
If, assume there's some words/sentences in contents area. and there's one figure, too. after editing contents in contents area, I'd like to resize the figure. So, I intended just to select the figure, to resize it. But, the figure is not only selected but also moved to another position because the mouse is moved while I select the figure. It's my fault that I should not move the mouse while selecting the figure. I should, first, position the mouse at the figure to select.and click then release the button with caution not to move the mouse.

It's difficult to know exactly what you are doing without being there to watch. But I have to say that I do not find selecting an item in a presentation problematic in this way. I'm wondering whether your problem is related to the way your mouse is configured generally rather than something within LibreOffice. My mouse driver, for example, provides a facility called ClickLock, which "[e]nables you to highlight or drag without holding down the mouse button". With that facility selected, I think you would see something like what you describe. Is it possible that you have this or something similar enabled? If so, you will probably find the setting for this in OSX's System Preferences, not in LibreOffice itself. If you disable any such facility, perhaps your mouse will behave as you prefer.

Anyway, this is annoying to me. I think this requires too much concern to users. If unselected object ignores drag-and-drop motion which is used to move object, this could be avoided.

But your intended click surely selects the object - so it isn't an unselected object at the time you are considering.

There may be a workaround. If you select an item and drag it, you have performed two processes. If you now use Edit | Undo (or Ctrl+Z), you can undo the movement - returning the item to its original position - whilst leaving the item selected. If it happens that you managed *not* to drag the item, using Undo will undo some other change instead - which action you will not want, of course. You could choose always to click and drag slightly, so that Undo would always serve your purpose.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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