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How to move selection area?

Post by theblusteryday » Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:30 pm

I'm new to XnView, and tried to find this question in other posts with no success. I want to know how to move the selection box around the screen without disturbing the size. For example, I have a large picture on the screen, and then draw a selection box on part of my picture with the mouse. The selection, for the sake of argument, is 200 x 200 pixels. now I want to move this selection box to select a *different* part of the picture, but still want the 200 x 200 shape... how can I move it without stretching it or reshaping it. When I try to move it I end up drawing a new one, or changing the shape of the existing one.

Thanks in advance!!

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So easy...

Post by Clo » Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:51 pm

:) Hello !

- If I got your issue alright :

1- Draw the selection you wish with the mouse,

- Edit Menu >> Set Selection size >> Save selection as custom

- Then, you can reuse the same selection automatically from the same menu /sub-menu >> Custom

2- When (any) selection is set on the screen, moving the mouse cursor inside that selection makes it as a "four-arrow cursor". Press the left mouse button, keeping it pressed you can move the selection anywhere on the picture…

Hoping this helps,

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
Claude
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Re: So easy...

Post by theblusteryday » Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:04 pm

Hi Claude,

Thanks for your help...but... when I move the cursor inside my selection, instead of getting the four-arrow cursor, I get a magnifying glass with a plus sign (i.e. the zoom icon). .. Otherwise, I understand everything else you said...

Thanks again for your help ...

:Scott

2- When (any) selection is set on the screen, moving the mouse cursor inside that selection makes it as a "four-arrow cursor". Press the left mouse button, keeping it pressed you can move the selection anywhere on the picture…

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Post by raga » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:46 pm

This feature isn't easy to discover:

You must press CTRL while using left mouse button.

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Depending--

Post by Clo » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:38 pm

:arrow: theblusteryday

:) The cursor you get could be related to the mouse and its driver, also to the firmware which manages the mouse in Windows, if there is any…

- You might check too the use of the mouse in the Options of XnView : View >> Keyboard/Mouse, set «Left mouse button» with “Make selection” in the first upper combobox, and for the last lower combobox «Left button use in selection», set “Move selection” in order to test.

:arrow: raga
You must press CTRL while using left mouse button.
- I don't need to add the CTRL key here with the settings described above. That works fine, exactly like I told in my previous posting.
(Win 98 SE - 512 MB RAM - P4 - Logitech IR bowl-less mouse with cord…)

:mrgreen: Kind regards to All,
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Ahhhh...CTRL

Post by theblusteryday » Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:16 am

Claude,

The [CTRL] key did the trick!! When I press [CTRL] the cursor changes from Zoom (magnifying glass) to the four-arrows you described. Thanks so much to you and to Raga.

:Scott
(writing from Boston, Massachusetts)

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Re: Ahhhh...CTRL

Post by helmut » Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:15 pm

theblusteryday wrote:Claude,

The [CTRL] key did the trick!! When I press [CTRL] the cursor changes from Zoom (magnifying glass) to the four-arrows you described. Thanks so much to you and to Raga.

:Scott
(writing from Boston, Massachusetts)
By default, left mouse click in selection is "Zoom selected area". If you want to change this behaviour and always want to move the selection without pressing Ctrl, in the options "Tools > Options", category "View > Keyboard/Mouse", you set the drop down list "Left button use in selection" to "Move selection".

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Re: Ahhhh...CTRL (bis :D )

Post by Olivier_G » Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:39 pm

helmut wrote:By default, left mouse click in selection is "Zoom selected area". If you want to change this behaviour and always want to move the selection without pressing Ctrl, in the options "Tools > Options", category "View > Keyboard/Mouse", you set the drop down list "Left button use in selection" to "Move selection".
Doh!!! I couldn't find this one and skipped this issue during my presentation of XnView to my father... :(

The default setting for LMB should really be to 'Move the Selection', instead of zooming, as you usually adjust the selection (resize/move) before doing anything else...
(and this thread seems to confirm this as well :D )

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Post by Olivier_G » Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:04 am

By the way: when I open an image from Browser to Full Screen directly, both LMB and RMB are for moving the image, whatever the function you set up.
Is this a known bug? Should I start a new thread for this?

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Re: Ahhhh...CTRL (bis :D )

Post by xnview » Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:33 pm

Olivier_G wrote:The default setting for LMB should really be to 'Move the Selection', instead of zooming, as you usually adjust the selection (resize/move) before doing anything else...
(and this thread seems to confirm this as well :D )
Ok, i'll move it by default
Pierre.

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Re: Ahhhh...CTRL (bis :D )

Post by Olivier_G » Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:59 pm

xnview wrote:Ok, i'll move it by default
Thank you, Pierre.

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Re: Ahhhh...CTRL (bis :D )

Post by helmut » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:09 pm

Olivier_G wrote:Doh!!! I couldn't find this one and skipped this issue during my presentation of XnView to my father... :(
Hope you see your father again, one day ;-)
The default setting for LMB should really be to 'Move the Selection', instead of zooming, as you usually adjust the selection (resize/move) before doing anything else...
(and this thread seems to confirm this as well :D )
Making this the default makes sense.

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