just inserted object remains selected

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  • Updated 3 years ago
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I think this is new in Snagi 13 Windows: inserted objects are not current, they must be re-selected.

When I insert an object, I'd like it to stay selected so I can quickly operate on it without selecting it again, as texts and callouts currently do-they need more user input.

Why keep it selected? (you may ask), because I frequently want to tweak what I just entered:
.  move it
.  resize it
.  change a property
.  changed my mind and delete it 

I'm sure that there was lots of discussion about this, and I can can see some of the pros for making it this way.

What about a Happy Medium
.  make it the current object after insertion (proposed behavior)
.  clicking anywhere in the the toolbar deselects (current behavior)
.  clicking anywhere in capture without an object deselects (current behavior)
.  clicking in the attributes panel, obviously, leaves it selected (current behavior)
.  clicking in the Quick Styles changes the attributes(current behavior)
Ctrl-clicking in Quick Styles deselects it, and sets the next object inserted to be in the new style. (proposed behavior)

OR, make this optional behavior.
You want it deselected on insertion

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Bruce Morehouse

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