Sigil 0.9.17 on Sierra bug? XHTML files moving around
#1  marbed 08-20-2019, 01:30 PM
Hi all!

I hope this is the right place to report/ask!

I’ve been having a strange behaviour with Sigil 0.9.17 on iMac (OS Sierra 10.12.6)
Sometimes (but not always), when I double click on an XHTML file to edit in the Book Browser panel, text files are moving around. The clicked XHTML file moves up in the file order, but also moves in the OPF spine order!

Am I the only one with this bug!?


#2  DiapDealer 08-20-2019, 01:47 PM
Are you sure you're not accidentally clicking and dragging the xhtml files when double-clicking? That would certainly result in the files moving position and the spine order being updated. I've not heard of any problems with files moving in Book Browser just by double-clicking them.

#3  KevinH 08-20-2019, 01:59 PM
Perhaps we should put back the drag distance minimum setting just for macOS? On some platforms people have to drag too far, and in other platforms, having any velocity at all when trying to double-click makes it look like a click and drag and drop.

#4  DiapDealer 08-20-2019, 03:11 PM
That's fine by me. It makes sense that it probably needs a per-platform setting. Perhaps even an environment variable override, just in case?

#5  KevinH 08-20-2019, 05:37 PM
Some macs have sticky right click mouse buttons. So try doing a single right click to clear it. On trackpads there are a number of gesture preferences that can impact this issue. Also some mac Accessibility preferences impact this (auto drag, etc).

#6  marbed 08-23-2019, 11:19 AM
Thanks for your responses, but no, it’s not a case of "clicking/dragging" when double clicking...
I’ve downloaded 0.9.16 again and didn’t get any of that behavior.

Funny enough, I’ve tried to reproduce it this morning and it happened 3 or 4 times out of MANY clicks...
I use a Wacom pen tablet and not a mouse. But I never had this problem before and I have been using Sigil for a looong time. I have also noticed that the dragging of files is more erratic than before. I need to select at a certain sweet spot in order to move the file up or down.

#7  KevinH 08-23-2019, 12:02 PM
Did you check all the Accessibility preferences, and track pad / mouse preferences that might impact this behaviour. Sigil is developed on macOS (High Sierra in this case) and I can assure you that I am not seeing anything like you described.

You may want to check your trackpad settings and look for updated drivers.

#8  marbed 08-27-2019, 04:42 PM
Will do! Thanks!

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