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Re: Is snap-to-grid zoom-level dependant?


Hi Wayne,

I don’t really mind the fact that the steps are bigger.  The problem is when it move in the Y axis when I hit the left or right arrow key.  (Presumably it does this because the current position is in between two snap points on the Y axis at the current zoom level.  But it should never move on the wrong axis.)


> On 20 Oct 2018, at 15:23, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> On 10/20/2018 10:12 AM, Jeff Young wrote:
>> I built up a pretty big board (at least for me) over the last week with 6.0.  No major issues.
>> The most annoying one is that when moving objects with ‘m’ and then the arrow keys, it can move on the wrong axis if I’m zoomed out a bit.  If I zoom in far enough to see the lowest level of grid dots, it works correctly.
>> Is this because the arrow keys are snapping to screen pixels as well as the grid?  If so, can we remove that part?
> This is the expected behavior and I don't think we should change that. I don't think the ignore snapping modifier key does anything when moving the cursor with the arrow keys so this could be something to take a look at if you are trying to improve this behavior.  The only issue I see would be when this condition occurs, what would be the step distance for each cursor press.  It might take a few key presses to move the cursor any noticeable difference if you use the minimum board resolution of 1 nanometer.  I guess you calculate some "reasonable" distance based on the current zoom level and/or  grid spacing.
>> Cheers,
>> Jeff.
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