#1100 reproduced
Thomas Floeren

Responsiveness of the nodes in the thread arc

Reported by Thomas Floeren | April 9th, 2015 @ 12:47 PM

I have a hard time to click on a node in the thread arc. Often I place the mouse on a node but it is not responsive to clicks (and does not turn dark). I have then to move the mouse pointer away and approach a couple of times from different angles until it gets responsive finally.

In the first screenshot you see an example of a responsive node (the dark one, at the bottom) and in the second one the node refuses to become responsive (the same node at the bottom, not dark). As you can see by the tooltip the mouse was placed over the node in both examples.

Anybody else experiencing this?

responsive non-responsive

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  • benny

    benny April 10th, 2015 @ 09:12 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “cantreproduce”

    I've had a similar report, but I haven't been able to reproduce it. Does it persist if you make the thread arcs view wider?

    What is your OS? Is it a Retina screen (I don't think it matters, but I'm looking for differences in setup)? Any pattern you find to the behavior would be useful.

    I'd probably need to make some kind of debug version to know more, but it would be much better if I could reproduce it myself.

  • benny

    benny April 10th, 2015 @ 01:45 PM

    • State changed from “cantreproduce” to “reproduced”

    Well, I don't currently use it myself which means I could easily miss an obvious bug.

    I just tried again and I think I can get similar behavior when moving the mouse vertically through the dots. Some times a dot is not clickable. I'll note to look into it, but I've got a lot on my list these days.

  • benny

    benny April 11th, 2015 @ 12:27 PM

    Ok, I've increased to 32px and it really does seem to help, but it
    doesn't solve the problem when there is a lot of dots. I guess it would
    be nice if the dots decreased in size when necessary. And even better,
    zoomed into the area of the currently “active” dot similar to the OS
    X dock. Some day.

  • benny

    benny April 11th, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

    I should at least redesign the default layouts, but the perfect solution would unfortunately require a lot of work (placing and binding the various parts of a layout in arbitrary ways using a GUI).

    Note that the underlying system is very flexible. Low level you can create new layouts. For example, see here.

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