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Bret Williams
Useless eye candy?
on Mar 1, 2014 at 6:33:32 pm

So I just added a drop shadow. Then dragged it around all over trying to decide on placement. Then I pressed undo. The shadow animated the dragging I had just done in reverse. WTH? Get on with the undo!

Has my system gone nuts again or is this universal useless eye candy?


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Nick Toth
Re: Useless eye candy?
on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:34:15 pm

Why not just reset in the inspector?

Undo will track back every move you made. I'd rather have that than an undo that undoes multiple steps at once. I wouldn't consider what you're describing as "eye candy".

anickt


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Bret Williams
Re: Useless eye candy?
on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:40:09 pm

You wouldn't call animating undos eye candy? What would you call it? There absolutely no point to animating undos. Most are fairly brief compared to the drop shadow nonsense. All trimming is animated in reverse when you undo. I hunk everything is. Not a big deal when it's quick. But add a drop shadow and drag it around in the viewer with the mouse for a long time like you're trying to figure out the right placement. Then hit undo. It's bizarre!

Why not reset? What if you wanted the setting you had 3 adjustments back?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Useless eye candy?
on Mar 2, 2014 at 2:10:29 am

I was never sure if this was a feature or a bug.


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Nick Toth
Re: Useless eye candy?
on Mar 2, 2014 at 3:05:46 am

Then I'm not sure what you're referring to because I don't see this behavior on my system.

anickt


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Bret Williams
Re: Useless eye candy?
on Mar 2, 2014 at 3:17:09 am

The drop shadow or all undos? I'll have to record the drop shadow thing.


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Oliver Peters
Re: Useless eye candy?
on Mar 2, 2014 at 2:01:43 pm

This seems to only be the case with Apple's built-in drop shadow filter. Dumbest thing I've seen in UI design for awhile!

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Useless eye candy?
on Mar 2, 2014 at 2:41:43 pm

You think this is a feature?

It feels like a bug to me.

I think it happens with something other than drop shadow, but I can't find it.

Jeremy


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Bret Williams
Re: Useless eye candy?
on Mar 2, 2014 at 2:59:44 pm

All my trims and edits animate in reverse as well when I undo. What doesn't animate?

I know it's annoying if you drag around in the color chooser instead of clicking. It records a color choice every 1/3 of a second or so and for what seems like one action is a million undos. It shouldn't record a choice until you release the mouse. Slightly related to the drop shadow I guess.


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Oliver Peters
Re: Useless eye candy?
on Mar 2, 2014 at 5:11:01 pm

UI moves have always been accompanied by useless animation since X was launched. It's one of the things that slows down faster operators. But the drop shadow issue is about the worst I've seen. If this is by design, then fire that programmer ;-)

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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