Ruler and toolbar for the profile

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Fri Sep 27 09:27:53 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-09-27 at 18:58 +0300, Lubomir I. Ivanov wrote:
> On 27 September 2013 17:04, Maximilian Güntner
> <maximilian.guentner at> wrote:
> > Thanks for your input, Lubomir.
> >
> > 2013/9/27 Lubomir I. Ivanov <neolit123 at>:
> >> cont'd.
> >> - also, it may be best to move the ruler graphics (lines + text) on
> >> top of all other elements (z order).
> > Please have a look at the attached patch. The ruler is now the last
> > element added to the scene() (-> on top).
> >
> just tried the patch. yes, it is now.
> >>> here are some observations and suggestions:
> >>> - if the ruler is enabled then perhaps the toolTip (info panel) should
> >>> not be. the problem here is that the first control point of the ruler
> >>> lies under the tooltip and cannot be accessed. i think the ruler
> >>> toggle should switch the toolTip on/off.
> >
> > This can be easily done with one LOC but I am not sure whether this is
> > really beneficial.
> > I think that the toolTip is still useful together with the ruler.
> >
> the main problem is that the tooltip is still above the ruler at all
> times and the left-hand control point is not accessible, ever. it also
> covers the actual ruler text partially.
> quite frankly, i never liked the static tooltip, because on smaller
> profiles it covers a good portion of the graph while moving around.
> perhaps a tooltip that follows the mouse is a good solution here and
> it also solves the problem of not being able to click at a portion of
> the profile because the tooltip is there. however, i do think that if
> the ruler text and the tooltip are both active the information may be
> a bit too much.
> others should give an opinion as well, i would think.

Umm, you  should be able to move the tooltip... is that broken?

Ahh, yes. Maximilian just said on IRC that he'll fix that...


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