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Is there an alternative to Alt+Drag on Linux?

arasaras Member Posts: 13
On every Linux desktop environment I have used, Alt+Drag moves the window under the mouse. The browser being another window, moves as well, so I can not use this key combination under Linux. Is there any alternative keys, or any plans to switch this over to something else when under Linux?

Best Answer

  • jakeramsleyjakeramsley Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 624
    Accepted Answer
    Aras said:
    Hi Aras,

    Can you clarify what you are trying to do?  I can't think of any drag operations that we have that are modified by the ALT key.  
    I believe OnShape uses Alt-Drag to do rectangle selection.
    Box/cross-select is done by simply clicking in free space and dragging.  If the user drags left to right, the selection will be a box-select and will select entities that are fully encompassed in the area selecting.  If the user drags right to left will do a cross-select and will select entities that partially fall into the area selecting.  There should be no need for the ALT key.
    Jake Ramsley

    Director of Quality Engineering & Release Manager              onshape.com

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  • jakeramsleyjakeramsley Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 624
    Hi Aras,

    Can you clarify what you are trying to do?  I can't think of any drag operations that we have that are modified by the ALT key.  
    Jake Ramsley

    Director of Quality Engineering & Release Manager              onshape.com
  • arasaras Member Posts: 13
    Hi Aras,

    Can you clarify what you are trying to do?  I can't think of any drag operations that we have that are modified by the ALT key.  
    I believe OnShape uses Alt-Drag to do rectangle selection.
  • spiked3spiked3 Member Posts: 34
    I just tried alt-drag vs just drag and I saw no difference.
    Mike Partain aka Spiked3
    http://www.spiked3.com
  • jakeramsleyjakeramsley Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 624
    Accepted Answer
    Aras said:
    Hi Aras,

    Can you clarify what you are trying to do?  I can't think of any drag operations that we have that are modified by the ALT key.  
    I believe OnShape uses Alt-Drag to do rectangle selection.
    Box/cross-select is done by simply clicking in free space and dragging.  If the user drags left to right, the selection will be a box-select and will select entities that are fully encompassed in the area selecting.  If the user drags right to left will do a cross-select and will select entities that partially fall into the area selecting.  There should be no need for the ALT key.
    Jake Ramsley

    Director of Quality Engineering & Release Manager              onshape.com
  • arasaras Member Posts: 13
    Thanks by for the reply. It looks like I was confused, glad this is not an issue.
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