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Modifier Key Modification


Hi Folks-

A final update to the 5.99 modifier key situation has been pushed.  This
resolves a number of conflicting modifier keys for different actions.

Part of this changes how you work with the 45° limitation and part of this
changes how you get the disambiguation menu.

Previously 45° was a hotkey (Shift or in v5 Ctrl/Cmd).  This is now set as
a state.  By default, the TAB key switches between states but you can
customize this action hotkey to your liking.

Previously, Ctrl (and earlier Alt in v5) allowed you to show the full
disambiguation menu (which item should I choose) without KiCad applying
heuristics to the items under the cursor.  Now, you access this option by
clicking and holding the left mouse button down.

Moving these actions allows us to standardize the modifier key mapping
(Ctrl/Alt/Shift) for selections without the use of the Alt key, which was
problematic for Windows users.


Shift + Click = Add to selection
Shift + Ctrl + Click = Remove from selection
Ctrl + Click = Highlight net

When not using the selection tool, the Ctrl modifier key still allows you
to ignore grid snaps when drawing and the Shift modifier still allows you
to ignore item snaps.


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Seth Hillbrand
*Lead Developer*
Long Beach, CA
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