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Alt+click+drag to copy objects?

+7 votes
Thanks for this fantastic app!  :?)

My music-notation app has a nice feature: You can click any object (or multiple selected objects), press Alt, then drag to create a copy.

Since diagramming requires you to create many identical objects, would you consider adding this feature to yEd? (I know you can already copy and paste.) Thanks, a.
asked Feb 8, 2012 in Feature Requests by ander (360 points)
Is it possible to resubmit this feature request?

Alt-drag is an excellent idea from a user interface perspective and leads to rapid and expressive development. It's especially useful when using yed to perform live demos.

1 Answer

+2 votes
yEd supports the well-known CTRL+C, CTRL+V keyboard shortcuts for copy/paste. Additionally, CTRL+D will create copies of selected elements that are connected to the appropriate original nodes. And finally, CTRL+W can be used to conveniently create one new node that is connected to all selected nodes.
answered Feb 8, 2012 by thomas.behr [yWorks] (122,590 points)
That's great... I just thought that adding the Alt+drag copy method would be useful too, because it allows you to copy AND position objects in one movement (and it doesn't conflict with any existing functionality).
Well, here I am, 6 years later, rejoining the discussion.  :?)  (I got a note about mbigras's new comment.)

thomas.behr: As far as I'm concerned, Ctrl+D is fine—thanks for drawing it to my attention!
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