That is the exact reason why I was rejoicing: a while back I was working with files consisting of thousands of objects (game levels for a mobile game) in Photoline, and the "first select, then move" two-step process was a complete workflow killer for me. Same for web mockups, and more complex illustrations I have been working on.evren wrote:Ops looks like we will need to put move lock to all layers to avoid accidental moves. When you work with hundreds of layers, you start to think in different issuesHerbert123 wrote:I just noticed we can now click and drag in one action!
I am not aware of ANY other design application (3d or 2d) that forces the user to first select, then release the mouse button, and only then can the object be moved. Very cumbersome indeed. I have gotten into discussions about this with other users who I told about Photoline, and they subsequently felt Photoline looked great, IF ONLY that weird selection/move behaviour would be changed. Of course, we are talking about (mostly) Adobe users.
The extra time gained by the new click and drag approach more than balances out the time lost caused undoing the odd accidental moves (ctrl-z). At least, I never had any problems in Adobe products in that regard - even when working with very complex projects. I never heard anyone else complain about such issues in other design applications (and I have taught thousands of students in the last 20 years). It really is a non-issue in my opinion.
Coincidentally, I tested the new behaviour with many layers in PL, and so far I have not experienced any unintentional shifts in position of objects. It works fine, and feels great. It already saves me SO MUCH time when dealing with many objects in mockups. And I work with a Wacom tablet, which generally is more sensitive to such accidental mistakes compared to a mouse.
However, I realize some users may prefer the old PL workflow, so why not include a preference option to choose the selection/drag behaviour?