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[Suggestion] Make splitters in Qt Creator with hot tacking and little widely



  • I suggest to make splitters more widely, because sometimes it's realy hard to hit them with the mouse.
    I have to very carefully aiming on it, and it's very annoying.
    Maybe make splitters supporting hot tracking, for better visibility.
    For example: when help widget opens and I want to resize it, I had to aims on splitter for that action.
    And I create this suggestion in "Jira":https://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTCREATORBUG-6369?focusedCommentId=166204#comment-166204
    How you look at this proposal?



  • Good idea! I voted for it.



  • We look at the entries in JIRA, so you did exactly the right thing by logging it there:-)



  • You have my vote too.

    Glad you're back ;)



  • [quote author="Eddy" date="1319192473"]You have my vote too.

    Glad you're back ;)[/quote]
    Thank's Eddy :-).



  • It should at least become a bit clearer where splitters exist. For instance, if you have the search box open in a code editor, the splitter is under the search box. That is not obvious at all though...



  • [quote author="Andre" date="1319195927"]It should at least become a bit clearer where splitters exist. For instance, if you have the search box open in a code editor, the splitter is under the search box. That is not obvious at all though...[/quote]
    For that case I think it will be suitable to have hot tracking, like standart QSplitter.



  • I am confused. Could you explain what you mean by hot tracking?



  • I guess it a change in the cursors (that would be handy at least): Qt::ArrowCursor vs Qt::SplitVCursor and Qt::SplitHCursor (see [[Doc:QCursor]] for images).

    Right now, the cursor does not change when hovering over a splitter, so nobody "sees" that there is one.



  • The cursor does change for me. Problem is that I need to hunt for places where the cursor does that.



  • It sometimes changes for me, sometimes not. Somtimes it changes only if press the mouse button on the right "hot spot" to drag the splitter.



  • [quote author="Andre" date="1319196960"]I am confused. Could you explain what you mean by hot tracking?[/quote]
    Sorry, I mean when mouse hover splitter it draws with another color.



  • IIRC there are bug reports about these issues in JIRA for ages! It is not so straight forward to do due to the custom themeing we do, or so I was told.

    Feel free to "provide some patches":https://codereview.qt-project.org/ to fix this;-)



  • [quote author="Tobias Hunger" date="1319361096"]IIRC there are bug reports about these issues in JIRA for ages! It is not so straight forward to do due to the custom themeing we do, or so I was told.

    Feel free to "provide some patches":https://codereview.qt-project.org/ to fix this;-)[/quote]
    Thanks Tobias, I'll think about it as soon as I find time (right now I have many work, little daughter :) and English language courses, so it's a bit difficult with time :-) )


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