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lstar337

United Kingdom
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Posted - 23 Nov 2020 :  09:34:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there a shortcut key I can use to temporarily lock movement of items in an up/down - left/right motion?

I have dredged the help file but cannot find it.

Currently I have to switch grid sizes and use arrow keys to do this, and it is eating up way too much time.

edrees

United Kingdom
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Posted - 23 Nov 2020 :  09:46:09  Show Profile  Visit edrees's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This was a feature of Boardmaker (before I converted To EZPC) and I found it useful too!
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Iain Wilkie

United Kingdom
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Posted - 23 Nov 2020 :  10:11:44  Show Profile  Visit Iain Wilkie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can Fix and Unfix items by allocating a key shortcut.

Iain
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edrees

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Posted - 23 Nov 2020 :  10:18:28  Show Profile  Visit edrees's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Iain, -"Fixing/Unfixing" is not quite the issue.

This request is to move an item on the screen either in the up/down or left right direction only by inhibiting the mouse travel in the other direction.

For example, I think in Boardmaker depressing the X (could have been Y key?) key allowed the item to freely move under mouse control only in the North/South dimension.
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Iain Wilkie

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Posted - 23 Nov 2020 :  10:35:25  Show Profile  Visit Iain Wilkie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ed,

Ok ... misunderstood .... what about "place vertical" or "place horizontal" ???

Iain
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edrees

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Posted - 23 Nov 2020 :  10:45:59  Show Profile  Visit edrees's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes! Thanks Iain, -that's a good method I wasn't aware of!
Learn something new everyday -thank goodness!
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Iain Wilkie

United Kingdom
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Posted - 23 Nov 2020 :  10:59:27  Show Profile  Visit Iain Wilkie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Everyday is a school day Ed👍
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lstar337

United Kingdom
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Posted - 23 Nov 2020 :  12:36:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Iain.
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