When Dragging Flow Graph Window, Also Selects and Moves Flow Graph -- Infinitely and Fast

David Jaenisch 4 years ago updated by Lazlo Bonin (Lead Developer) 4 years ago 6

I work with a dual screen setup with the Bolt Flow Graph editor, along with Graph Inspector and Variables panels in a separate window.

Whenever I click and drag the top of this window, it also makes a selection inside the flow graph and starts dragging the selection box infinitely in the upward direction. On a related note, it would help potential issues like this a lot to make the 'screen edge' have a finite size, i.e. only three screens past your box locations? It drags into infinity and I have to reset it using "Overview" every time.

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Hi David! Welcome to the community :)

Which version of Bolt are you using? I thought I had fixed this in v.1.2.0.

Just updated to the latest version from the store, 1.2.1, to verify. This is still happening. If you move it downward more than the length of the bar at a certain speed (under about 0.5 seconds) it will trigger. This, unfortunately, includes leftward and rightward movements where it moves even 2% of the screen downward, so it's still quite common for me. I'm moving it around frequently because I'm still going through the tutorial and use the same screen. I will revert to a single-screen view until I complete the tutorial -- won't be moving it around as much after that.


I see. I'll have another look at it.

In the mean time, you can either:

  • Use the Home key to quickly go back to Overview
  • Keep the graph window docked, and use Shift+Space while your cursor is over it to maximize it to the full view port.
Working on Fix

Took quite a bit of effort for such a small issue, but it should be fixed in v.1.2.3 starting from alpha 3.