How to disable the "create fences" feature when I drag a rectangle using left mouse button?

By on September 14, 2012 1:52:45 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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I think the title say it all. I've just upgraded to Fences 2 beta because of the folder portal (and also desktop pages). However, I cannot drag a rectangle to select many items like before because a pop-up window automatically appears and asks me to create another fences with those items. In the past, it only happened when I used my right mouse button, but now...

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September 14, 2012 1:59:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The left-button drag has always been the default Fence maker.  You can select icons with the right button.  

Or . . are you left-hand mousing and have switched the buttons?

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September 14, 2012 4:08:10 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

That's weird. As far as I can remember, right-button drag has always been the default Fence maker. Well, both left and right-button dragging do the same in Fences 2 beta anyway so there's not much difference.

PS: just realize that if I move the mouse away for a while, the "Create Fence from these icons" pop-up will disappear eventually but still, that's kind of annoying .

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September 14, 2012 4:52:55 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Shoot.  I got my left and right confused (again).

Open up task manager and sort CPU, Handles, and Threads (highest to lowest) and post screenshot here.  Thanks.

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September 14, 2012 5:47:09 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Hmm, I don't think it's a bug but rather a setting in Fences 2. Anyway, here is the screenshot that you asked for .

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September 21, 2012 2:42:29 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

+1 on the annoyance level for using left mouse button and having Fences config pop up.  For some, I can see it being convinient.  For me, serious annoyance.  Make this an option please.  Left, Right, Both.

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October 6, 2012 5:03:55 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I also find this quite annoying, there should be an option to disable fence creation upon left-button drag. Please include such option in the final release.

 

Best regards

 

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October 10, 2012 1:41:01 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Bumping this.
The 2.0.02 version is super awesome and fast compared to last beta I tried. Right up to the point I drag a rectangle on my desktop.

1) Pretty pretty please let the fences only create on right-button drag like it used to be.
2) OR disable (at least) the left button creating when fences are locked. It makes no sense, I locked it - it's supposed to be locked and not let kids (or me) wreak havoc and create new ones!

Thanks for consideration

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October 11, 2012 10:13:03 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Yeah, I find this annoying, too.

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November 4, 2012 2:03:57 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Hey Stardock staff, I think this needs some attention. I agree, and think that there needs to be an option to removing the "create fence here" or make it right drag only.

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November 4, 2012 2:34:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It's on a list as an option.

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November 5, 2012 5:34:32 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Oh, Sorry didn't know. Where exactly?

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November 5, 2012 6:21:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sorry. It's on a list of possible enhancements.

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November 9, 2012 4:07:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yes, very annoying. +1 to disable LMB behavior.

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November 12, 2012 5:20:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Created an account just to add my vote here.

The behavior is so annoying! Please give us an option to disable it.

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November 13, 2012 4:53:54 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Created an account just to add my vote here.

 

The behavior is so annoying! Please give us an option to disable it.

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July 13, 2013 12:11:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hello! I registered here only to bump this thread. 

I just downloaded the latest Fences and was thinking of buying the pro version, BUT I am not overreacting by saying the new version is unusable. The "new feature" to create a fence by dragging a box with the left mouse button is the worst thing you could do. It makes simple tasks as selecting multiple icons a pain.

Please, please remove it or at least add the option to disable the LMB creation of a fence.

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July 13, 2013 12:24:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

ntech2, here it is.

 

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