|Version 3 (modified by dmgroom, 6 years ago) (diff)|
Select, Move, and Rotate Objects
This tool has three possible modes
Keyboard shortcut: M
This MapMode enables the user to easy make a selection of different objects.
The selected objects are drawn in a different style.
Holding and dragging the left mouse button draws a selection rectangle. When the left mouse button is released, all objects within the rectangle get selected.
When the left mouse button is released while the right mouse button pressed, nothing happens (the selection rectangle will be cleared, however).
When the mouse button is released and one of the following keys is held:
- alt-key: select all objects that are touched by the selection rectangle. If the alt key is not held, select only those objects completly within (e.g. for ways mean: only if all nodes of the way are within).
- shift-key: the objects are added to the current selection. If Shift key is not held, the current selection get replaced.
- ctrl-key: remove all objects under the current rectangle from the active selection (if there were any). Nothing is added to the current selection.
Alt can be combined with Ctrl or Shift.
The user can also only click on the map. All total movements of 2 or less pixel are considered "only click". If that happens, the nearest Node will be selected if there is any within 10 pixel range. If there is no Node within 10 pixel, the nearest Way within 10 pixel range is selected. If there is no Way within 10 pixel and the user clicked in or 10 pixel away from an area, this area is selected. If there is even no area, nothing is selected. Shift and Ctrl key applies to this as usual.
This tool has two different modes. Pressing shift-m toggles between the different modes.
selecting particular ways
For help on selecting a certain way which shares common nodes with one or more other ways see here.
Once the move tool is selected you can move items in the main window, by moving the mouse cursor close to the item, then left clicking while dragging the mouse.
If the mouse cursor is near a node when performing the move action, the just one node is moved.
If the mouse cursor is near a way when performing the move action, then the way, together with its associated nodes, is moved.
If a way is selected and whilst the cursor is near that way you hold down the SHIFT + CTRL + left mouse button and move the cursor you can rotate the way.
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