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Menus that don't obscure what you're working on

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor QuasiMojo on ‎02-26-2014 09:36 AM

It would be very nice if the pop-up menus, particularly the selection menu that appears on hover, did not obscure the very item we are attempting to select.  For instance, when attempting to select a vertex, I place the cursor over the geometry and wait for the selection menu to block it from my sight. Then I have to move it and select.  The fact that there is no way to distiguish which "vertex" is the vertex I want when several are listed is a subject of a different thread I think.DialogHell.gif

by Valued Contributor QuasiMojo on ‎03-03-2014 03:20 PM

I just found this topic was already covered here  and marked accepted.  Sorry for the redundant post. Send kudos over there instead...

by *Expert Elite* on ‎03-07-2014 06:22 AM
by Valued Contributor QuasiMojo on ‎03-07-2014 10:28 AM

Yes, it's a similar problem but the mini-toolbar can at least be pinned to a specific location so it doesn't get right under the cursor.  That's about the only thing the mini-toolbar has going for should just be trashed in my opinion.  I think this obscuration problem is more akin to the shotgun appearance of viewing constraints rather than the shoddy implementation of the m-t. 


<rant>All in all, it leaves me with the conviction that Autodesk does not USE their own software; rather, they focus on adding half-baked features that look good in marketing print and shareholder reports.  I suspect the investors matter more than the professionals who pay for subscriptions.  </rant>

by *Expert Elite* on ‎03-13-2014 06:29 AM

i aggree Quasi. we have been asking for this to be sorted for a while...

by JHUNT107 on ‎03-25-2014 09:37 AM

QuasiMojo, excellent animation to show the issue. Check out this same idea with 70 votes.

by Valued Contributor QuasiMojo on ‎03-25-2014 12:01 PM

Hi Jhunt107,

Yes, you're right; once I found the post you referenced I tried to direct people over there with the link in my first comment.  It seems no one noticed :smileyhappy:


The animated gif was created using an oddly-named but very useful program called LICEcap


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