Change move hotkey behaviour to also stop moving component


#1

Dear members

I’m new to KiCad. Is it possible to configure the ‘M’ hotkey to stop moving a component?
By default, clicking ‘M’ with the mouse over a component will start moving that component. But to stop moving it I need to click with the mouse.

It would be nice to be able to stop moving the component by pressing ‘M’ also, is it possible? So I would press ‘M’ to pick up a component, move it and then press ‘M’ again to stop moving it.

Thanks


#2

You can press Enter key, but it’s not as convenient.


#3

Use the “enter” key to finish movement. i.e. “M” - move - “enter”.

In general, when using the keyboard, the “enter” key finalises the command.


#4

The ‘enter’ key isn’t as convenient as the ‘M’ key but it’s good enough.

Thanks!


#5

You can also edit the hotkeys list and change “mouse left click” to ‘N’, next to ‘M’.


#6

This topic was automatically closed 30 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.