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geda:gschem_ug:selecting [2012/01/10 13:53]
vzh [Selecting objects] Fixed typo
geda:gschem_ug:selecting [2014/04/24 01:36]
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 +~~NOTOC~~
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 +===== Selecting objects =====
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 +Many editing actions in //gschem// operate on whichever objects are currently //​selected//​. ​ Selected objects are shown in a highlighted colour.
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 +In "​Select Mode", the default gschem editing mode, the left mouse button is used to select things. ​ If you click on something with the left mouse button, it will be selected, and everything else will be deselected. ​ If you click on the background, the selection will be cleared. ​ If you click and drag with the left mouse button, a box will appear, and when you release the button, everything that is completely inside the box will be selected ("box selection"​). ​ These actions can be altered by holding down <​key>​Shift</​key>,​ in which case the objects will be //added to// the current selection, instead of replacing it.
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 +You can also hold <​key>​Ctrl</​key>​ while clicking on an object that is already selected, in which case it will be deselected but the selection will not be cleared.
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 +You can select all of the objects in the schematic or symbol using **Edit→Select All**, and completely clear the current selection using **Edit→Deselect**.
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 +You can always get back to "​Select Mode" from any other editing mode by pressing <​key>​S</​key>​ or using **Edit→Select Mode**.
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 +==== Selecting nets ====
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 +To select the whole of a net, left-click on a net segment to select it, and then left-click on it again to select all connected net segments.
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 +==== Selecting component attributes ====
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 +If you left-click on a component, it will be selected along with all of its attached attributes.
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 +==== Locked objects ====
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 +Some objects can be "​locked"​. Locked objects are displayed in a subdued colour, and cannot be selected other than by using a box selection. For example, the titleblock added by default to new pages is locked.
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 +To lock an object, select it and use **Edit→Lock**. To unlock it, select it (by dragging a box around it with the left mouse button), and use **Edit→Unlock**.
  
geda/gschem_ug/selecting.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/24 01:36 by vzh