funshark

Hello,

Would it be possible to not have the double click the only way to deselect something ( especially in the graph editor ) ?

In any other software (?) when I click and move outside of the selection with left click, I can make a new selection without the first selection moving
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The problem with making "click in empty space" deselect is that we have "drag in empty space" to modify things. That is good because you don't have to grab little handles to modify things, which is extremely fatiguing if you are doing it all day. Most "other software" as you mentioned

When you drag to modify, the modification happens right away, as soon as your mouse moves 1 pixel. If we were to allow a single click to deselect then we would need to use a "drag square". That is where the drag for modification only starts after moving some ~10 pixels. Without this, if you try to single click, the chances are high that you move your mouse 1 pixel or more while the mouse button is pressed and we don't want that to cause a modification.

We've experimented with this and most people really don't like the drag square for modifications because it makes smaller changes more difficult -- it isn't clear exactly when the modification starts happening. We could still add a setting for single click to deselect, but it would be disabled by default and would require a drag square.

Note there's spacebar or escape to deselect, or you can bind any other hotkey. Also note that in Spine you don't generally need to deselect, certainly not after every manipulation. Generally you can drag on an unselected object to both change the selection to that object and start modifying it. That is faster than deselecting, selecting the new object, then dragging to manipulate.
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funshark

I understand the issue regarding the micro modifications but I would love to have an option to choose between the actual behavior and another one where you can simply click drag to deselect, and, for smaller changes, use another mouse button like middle or right one.

Currently, I'm always double clicking in any empty space to make sure I don't move anything by mistake and it's way more fatiguing and frustrating than the other option for me :(
( For the record, I've used After effect intensively with no issue )

Thanks for the full explanation
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