FS#127 - Minor niggle with rail laying.

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by pitt2 (pitt2) - Tuesday, 18 April 2006, 17:03 GMT
Last edited by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 17:50 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Core
Status Closed
Assigned To andythenorth (andythenorth)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.4.7
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When the mouse button is depressed and a section of track has been drawn out, then one of the hotkeys pressed to change the rail to a different type, say from north-south to the autorail tool, the mouse behaves as though the button is not pressed in. I would suggest having it register a new down-click in the current position with the new track type.
This task depends upon

Closed by  andythenorth (andythenorth)
Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 17:50 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Flyspray clean up: more than 5 years old, no obvious route to fix.
Comment by Darkvater (Darkvater) - Thursday, 02 November 2006, 20:35 GMT
I don't really get what you mean. I dragged out a piece with autorail, kept the LMB depressed, then pressed 1 for the | piece. It gets pressed (autorail depressed) and I only have 1 tile highlighted at the position of my mouse. I think this is the correct behaviour. No?
Comment by pitt2 (pitt2) - Thursday, 02 November 2006, 21:07 GMT
1) pick a tool that permits dragging. Drag somewhere else but don't release the LMB
2) switch to another tool that permits dragging using a numbered hotkey. The original track drag vanishes.
3) move the mouse to another tile. The current tile is hilighted as though the LMB is not depressed. This feels unintuitive, one of two things should happen:

a) the new tool behaves as though the LMB was freshly depressed at the point where it was selected
b) the new tool behaves as though the LMB was depressed at the place where it was depressed at the start of step 1) above.

but NOT the current behaviour:
c) act as though the LMB is up.

I said it was minor :)