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Deselection of objects

I find that it can often disturb to have a blinking object on the display if you are not actually interested in selecting it, but there is no way to deselect an object you do not want selected, apart from selecting another object. How about toggling the selection instead?

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    Bill Tschumy

    Steen,

    There is alway a selected object.  Right now the selection indicator pulses on iOS, but not on Android.  The only solution I can think of is to have an option not to pulse the selection indicator.  We can consider this.

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    Steenkh

    Hello Bill,

    You are right, I just found out that the Sun is selected at start. I had never noticed before.

    Toggling the flashing indicator when the selected object is selected again would do nicely!

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    Graham Herbert

    Not being able to have no objects selected is very annoying deselecting an object needs to be an option without having to select another object.

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    Bill Tschumy

    Why is this any different than in a text editor where there is always a selection or an insertion point?  You can't not have one.

    Sorry, but this assumption that there is always a selected object permeates SkySafari.  It would be a significant effort to change that.  Given that we might get one or two comments a year on this, there are just other higher priority items to work on.

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    Robert Czerwinski

    I'm sorry, but many of us just haven't complained about the inability to turn off an object selection, and I had no idea the Sun was the default element. Guess it just goes to show how often I use SkySafari to look for the Sun. <big grin>  I find no correlation between an object selection and a text editor. The fact that I've just accepted the flashing indicator is the norm for all of us; we've no choice. That said, I had no idea this would take a significant effort to change, so thanks for noting this.

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