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Gary W.

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Temporily 'Pinning' Toolbox item
« on: August 26, 2004, 03:16:36 pm »
Hi,

I'm creating some Use Case diagrams, and I typically create all the Use Cases and Actors first, lay it all out, and then connect them up.

Instead of 'navigate mouse to Toolbox and click once on Use', draw the link, 're-navigate back', draw new link, repeat.... is there a way to 'Pin' the toolbox item?  Double-click and shift-click (the obvious choices) don't work.

Actually, this question applies to all the diagramming tools... does anyone know a solution?

Thanks,
Gary

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Re: Temporily 'Pinning' Toolbox item
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2004, 03:29:18 pm »
Hi, there are some shortcuts that you can use.  (Depending on how recent a build you are using.)

Try holding Control and right clicking the mouse.  This allows you to select an item to insert from the toolbox, without going to the toolbox.

Then to insert another item of the same type as the last one you inserted you can use Ctrl+Left Click.

To create a new connector of the same type as the last one you used click F3.

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Re: Temporily 'Pinning' Toolbox item
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2004, 10:46:24 am »
F3 works great for my case...

Thanks for the answer !       ;D
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Re: Temporily 'Pinning' Toolbox item
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2004, 01:29:48 pm »
So 'Repeat Last Connector' is available via short-cut key F3... what about 'Repeat Last Element'?

On the menu bar (-> Diagram), I now see that F3 is documented as a short-cut key for 'Repeat Last Connector', but the analagous space next to 'Repeat Last Element' is blank.

I'm just asking if there is some undocumented key available here...
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Gary

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Re: Temporily 'Pinning' Toolbox item
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2004, 03:36:42 pm »
It's not listed there because it's not just a keyboard shortcut.  What you want is Ctrl + 'Left Click'

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