Cursor Quickstyle Popup BUG?

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When you have cursor quickstyle enabled in 2019.0.1, the step shapes do not display.  Anyone else?

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I'm not sure what is happening. I see you have shared the editor settings where the cursor quick style is enabled, but where are the step shapes not being presented?
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Okay, I think I see what you are seeing. If you click a step, then mouse over the image, you aren't seeing the actual preview, right? But other things show a tiny thumbnail?
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We crossed
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When I click on any other quickstyle the cursor shows a mini icon of that style as I move across the canvas.  But if I choose a step quickstyle it doesn't.
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Definitely looks like a bug to me. But only as it applies to the new Favorites panel. If you change to the Step tool, then you see the quick style popup.
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Good one - I will log this as a bug in our system. Thanks for reporting it.
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Interesting, I didn't realize there was even such a setting.

Personally, I don't like it. Won't be using it. From my perspective, it just clutters my field of view.

Regards,Joe
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One man's meat.  I just discovered it and, as I'm always forgetting what tool I currently have selected, and end up inserting something I then have to remove, I'm hoping it will help me

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Yeah, I understood it's usefulness right off the bat.

At the same time, one glance at the properties panel tells you the same thing.
And the cursor displays an image of the current tool selected.
The icon at in the tool bar up top.
So theres plenty of visual clues already.


It truly is a ones mans meat scenario.
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"At the same time, one glance at the properties panel tells you the same thing."

Well, not if you are using the awesome new Favorites panel! And oddly, that's precisely where this function would really shine.
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All true Joe, but when your focal point is on the image in the centre of the screen, those peripheral clues are not useful.  Fitt's Law of of UI/UX design
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Yep and I agreed with you Paul, it truly is the one man’s meat scenario.

Here’s a little Photoshop comparison for you. In Photoshop things can get complex in a hurry. You have to know what layer you’re currently working on, there can be more than one layer within the active layer. So you have to know which 1 of those is selected. Amongst an untold numbers of layers.

The tools themselves, get pretty complex as well. And most of them do an incredible number of features.

As Rick pointed out, SnagIt can actually hide which tool is selected from you in the properties panel. If the favorites panel is opened. That’s a design flaw that needs to be addressed.

Photoshop won’t do that to you. The tool selected always appears as an icon in the left toolbar. And it also appears as an icon on the top toolbar. All the properties applied to the tool appear in the top toolbar. That’s where you can adjust their parameters as well.


So my mind is programmed to check the toolbars to see what tool is selected. And what it will do if used. I could probably get used to having colorful icons floating around my cursor. But at 1st glance I found them distracting and not helpful.

I’m sure there’s plenty of people out there that will think they’re wonderful.




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Just as well it's an option then, just like light and dark themes.  I think we differ on that one too Joe.  Vive la difference!
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Just add it to the other steps bug they haven't fixed yet where if you resize a step or switch from round to teardrop or vise-versa they get whomped out of shape when you add the next one.