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Zarquan314
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Disable select while using pencil

Post by Zarquan314 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:34 am

I am using this software to grade student's papers using a drawing tablet and the pencil tool.

However, I regularly accidentally grab my own writing with the stylus and move it rather than making pencil marks (as there is come math and I have to write over what I have written before).

Additionally, some students use movable images and text boxes to answer questions. These are extremely annoying to write on, as my stylus moves the image rather than writing on it.

Is there a way to disable "select" while the pencil is active so that I can't pick things up with the pencil?

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Re: Disable select while using pencil

Post by Zarquan314 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:16 am

I figured it out. In Format, there is a button called Exclusive Mode. I clicked it and all my problems vanished.

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Disable select while using pencil

Post by Dimitar - Tracker Supp » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:58 am

:)

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Re: Disable select while using pencil

Post by User1234 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:21 pm

I also have this issue but exclusive mode doesn't prevent it all the time for me.

If I'm not removing my hand from the screen then yes but after I wrote on some different parts of the screen and then go back or wait a bit or erase something in between then it sometimes still marks/selects the annotations I did with my pencil.
Sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it still does.

Is there another setting which allows selecting in special cases? I don't want any selections with my pencil...

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Re: Disable select while using pencil

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:33 pm

Hi, User1234

Exclusive mode is temporarily toggled on or off when the Shift key is held down, so if you are pressing Shift, or have another application running in the background (such as "autohotkey") which may temporarily press the shift key virtually, that could cause what you are describing. Beyond that, no, there are no functions to temporarily toggle exclusive mode when using a stylus that could result in you picking up a comment you are not currently working on.

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Re: Disable select while using pencil

Post by User1234 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:05 pm

I can reproduce it.

Write something with my pencil.
Press the button on the pencil to erase something.
Release the button (program goes back to pencil - that's good)
tap the written text with the pencil tip as if you want to write something additionally -> text gets selected

https://www.wacom.com/de-de/products/stylus/bamboo-ink

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Re: Disable select while using pencil

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:27 pm

Hi, User1234

That handling would be expected, it is reproducible because it is the intended handling, when you tap/click on an existing comment (including a pencil comment), you should select it.
If you want to prevent this selection and movement, you will need to hold shift, or enable exclusive mode for the pencil tool before you begin To prevent other items from being selected.

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Re: Disable select while using pencil

Post by User1234 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:51 pm

That's what I did.

Enable exclusive mode for pencil
Write something
erase something (hold the button on the pencil)
release button on the pencil
tap on the written text
it gets selected

Maybe because the eraser is selected before and the eraser doesn't have exclusive mode?

See video here:
https://streamable.com/sk4mc8

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