Talk:JOSM/UI

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Since I didn't want to write into Grevs design notes I use the talk page. Toralf 21:01, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

From "New UI Design (by Gerv) - version 2"


Selection: "It is possible to select the nodes within a way without selecting the way itself; clicking the nodes selects them, clicking an area of way between nodes selects the way."

  • How should JOSM distinguish between a selection of a single node or all nodes of a way? Toralf 18:36, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
      • Sorry, the text was ambiguous - I've fixed it. It's not possible to select all of the nodes in a way in a single click, because no-one has explained to me why you would want to do such a thing. Gerv 22:51, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Addition "The addition interface is spring-loaded. You use Alt-click to make the first addition, and after that, all clicks are "additive" until you double-click to end the adding operation."

  • This behavior is pretty uncommon in professional drawing software that I know of. IMHO there are two reasons:
    • double-clicks are not very precise in location
    • I assume currently the most often used action in JOSM is adding ways/nodes, thus it adds a lot of clicks to the user
        • What does the drawing software you are familiar with do? Gerv 22:51, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  • This brings me to suggest a new concept:
    • Zoom: MWheel
    • Select: LMB
    • Add to selection: Shift + LMB
    • Deselect: Shift + Ctrl + RMB
        • Are you sure you mean Right mouse button here? It seems inconsistent... Gerv 22:51, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Add node: Alt + LMB
        • You mean hold down Alt as you add a series of nodes? Gerv 22:51, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Add node w\o reuse: Alt + Ctrl + LMB
    • Pan: RMB (and additionally arrow keys)
    • Select all nodes of a way: Shift + RMB on one node of a way
    • Deselect all nodes of a way: Shift + Ctrl + RMB on one node of a way
    • Select a segment of a way: Shift + RMB on segment
        • OSM no longer has the concept of segments. All you have are ways. You can't work with part of a way. So I'm not sure what you mean here. Gerv 22:51, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Deselect a segment of a way: Shift + Ctrl + RMB on segment

Toralf 21:01, 14 January 2008 (UTC)