💡 Feature Idea: Connected Elements using a "connector" should not disconect when you move them

edited March 2022 in Feature Ideas

Hi everyone,

I propuse that when you have a group of figures (ex: rectangles) that are connected using a connector (ex: arrow) and you select them using shift button, and move them to another place in the mural you are working, they could not disconnect (thats what happen today and you have to conect them properly again, unleast you have group them before you move them).

Thanks everyone.

Example: un-grouped figures being selected:

After you move them you can notice that the arrow is not conected anymore.

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  • manuel
    manuel ✭✭✭✭

    Hm, I would be quite sure that if they were really connected, this would not happen. Have to try to figure out when it happens.

  • nadiar
    nadiar Mural Team mod

    Hi @agoncalves,

    Would you mind sharing how you created those stickies and connected them between each other? (If you can record a gif that would be great!)

  • I've been facing this same issue a bunch lately, I keep having to reconnect each connector to the shapes.

  • manuel
    manuel ✭✭✭✭

    Strange. This has just happened to me yet when I missed to "snap in" the connections to the connection points properly before. If it's a bug, it will get fixed as soon as it can be reproduced, I think.

  • Hi everyone,

    I created for example two squares and connected them with a conector (point to point)

    After this, when I select the three figures and move them together to another position, the conector gets disconected. It looks like you have only to group them so this will not happen.

    P.D: sorry I dont know how to create a gif.


  • manuel
    manuel ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2022

    Thank you for the image!

    A GIF would really be helpful, I think. There's a free tool for Windows (if you are on Windws) called "ScreenToGif" which makes it quite easy to record something (even areas on the screen) and then edit it (if necessary to remove e.g. single frames) and export it as GIF. Maybe that one comes in handy for you, too ;-)

    EDIT: I've tried to replicate connections that get separated and put a GIF here. The yellow thing indicates that the left mouse button was pressed. Spoiler: I didn't manage to create such a case :-( PS: I love GIFs.

  • manuel
    manuel ✭✭✭✭

    I think, I now understood what's happening here: When you connect several shapes with connections and then select all of them to move them together (without an area), then the selected connections will remain the same and if not all connected objects are selected and moved at once, the connections might remain the same, but their endpoint (if not selected and moved, too) will get disconnected. Hard to explain in words, but that's what I figured out today.

    @agoncalves Is that the behavior that you meant?