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#1691 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Opened September 20, 2007 09:00AM UTC

Closed February 21, 2008 02:22PM UTC

Last modified March 15, 2012 07:44PM UTC

slider handles cover slider handles on the left

Reported by: reh Owned by: paul
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.2
Component: ui Version: 1.2.1
Keywords: slider Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I ran into a problem with the sliders (see slider demo page - 3. Multiple handles):

When I drag the left handle over the right handle I cannot move then left handle any more. The mouse grabs the right handle - which cannot be moved any further to the right to uncover the left handle.

This behaviour occurs because the hotspot of a handle is set to the center of the handle and if the hotspots of two handles meet, the right handle covers the left handle. I would like to set the hotspot for every handle separately. This would also allow using different background images for the left and right handle.

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Changed September 27, 2007 09:15AM UTC by reh comment:1

I have added a option to set the hotspot of the handles (see

Changed September 28, 2007 11:09PM UTC by uprocka comment:2

thats a nice enhancement.

My idea was to give the lastly touched handle a higher z-index than the other sliders?

wouldn't this fix it?

Changed October 08, 2007 12:57PM UTC by reh comment:3

I have extended ui.slider.js in the following ways:

  • hotspots for handles
  • moveTo() for multiple handles, startValues option
  • sliderReconfigure(), allows to change minValue, maxValue and stepping of a slider

this code is mainly untested and will probably break existing code

Changed October 08, 2007 01:00PM UTC by reh comment:4

My idea was to give the lastly touched handle a higher z-index than the other sliders? wouldn't this fix it?

modifying the z-Index would also be nice but would not solve my problem

Changed November 19, 2007 01:59PM UTC by paul comment:5

owner: → paul
status: newassigned

Changed February 21, 2008 02:22PM UTC by paul comment:6

resolution: → wontfix
status: assignedclosed

This won't be fixed because resolving it would cause a lot of other issues. Please change the zIndex yourself if you want to prevent that issue. Thanks.