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Move nodes without first needing to select them

+4 votes

Current situation:

If I want to move a node, I have to select the node before I can drag it around. If I start dragging a node without selecting it first, I create a new edge instead of moving the node.

Result:

Annoyed user. More seriously, this is holding several of my team's members back from adopting the product.

Requested situation:

The option (possibly a configuration flag) to move nodes without the need to first select them. In orde to create a new edge, I would first select a node and then start dragging the new edge from it.

Why?

After creating my inital diagram, dragging nodes around is done a lot. much more than creating new edges. So it would be most usefull if dragging nodes was the most easy option.

 

asked Mar 18, 2016 in Feature Requests by Steven82 (180 points)
edited Mar 21, 2016 by Steven82
Although I agree with this, rather than (or as well as) having a preference option, a key modifier would be good to me. e.g. click and drag to draw an edge, shift and click-drag to move (or the other way round, controllable by a preference)
It would make the usage more convenient.

1 Answer

0 votes
This was already asked for in 2013

https://yed.yworks.com/support/qa/2823/moving-nodes
answered May 30 by baerrach (180 points)
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