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Re: SOLVED: Adding and removing space to and from a canvas
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2023, 07:03:32 pm »
Dear Geert

Thanks, but perhaps I was inprecise in my explaination. I am not selecting individual elements and try to move them, but I have a diagram with pools in it. And in these pools I have several items like tasks and and notes and so on. And when I then go to the context menu of each pool, mark it as non-selectable and then activate the sweeper tool, everything is moved including the non-selectable pools. This is confusing for me. Do you have a solution suggestion?

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Re: SOLVED: Adding and removing space to and from a canvas
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2023, 07:13:22 pm »
You can multiple select element by dragging the mouse starting at an empty space on your diagram.
Using Alt-Drag sortof does the same thing as the sweeper tool, but it leaves the non-selectable elements alone.

I've never actually used the sweeper tool; somehow I never really needed to I guess ???

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Re: SOLVED: Adding and removing space to and from a canvas
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2023, 07:22:30 pm »
Dear Geert

I must be doing something wrong. I wish I could send you a demo picture here. Therefore I can only tell you that I set the pool to non-selectable and even with alt-drag it is moved for unknown reasons.

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Re: SOLVED: Adding and removing space to and from a canvas
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2023, 07:24:42 pm »
Trying a different angle: Is it possible to somehow unlink elements from the pool they are in? Because I guess that the moved items within the pool are dragging the pool with them.

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Re: SOLVED: Adding and removing space to and from a canvas
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2023, 07:35:38 pm »
Sweeper actually moves the pool and lanes as well regardless if it is selectable or not

Easy to reproduce:
1) Make a new diagram with a pool and one or two lanes
2) Add elements to the lanes
3) Set pools and lanes as not selectable
4) Sweep
5) Sigh at the result

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Re: SOLVED: Adding and removing space to and from a canvas
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2023, 08:37:36 pm »
Trying a different angle: Is it possible to somehow unlink elements from the pool they are in? Because I guess that the moved items within the pool are dragging the pool with them.
True, alt-dragging indeed moves the pool as well, I tried it and it seemed to work, but I must have done something wrong when testing before.

It does work with multi-selecting elements though, so that might be a workaround

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Re: SOLVED: Adding and removing space to and from a canvas
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2023, 09:22:52 pm »
Thanks! That is unfortunate, but at least I know that it's not me, but a lack in functionality. And do you know if an element can be unlinked from a pool?

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Re: SOLVED: Adding and removing space to and from a canvas
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2023, 09:39:14 pm »
And do you know if an element can be unlinked from a pool?
You can just drag it out of the pool/lane/parent element in the browser window