Is it possible to set line width on the fly?

just opening a board and pressing control+w will kill it


Application: KiCad

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It’s not crashing it …

The hotkeys used to change the track widths are W and Shift+W.

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I have never used the shortcut before and after reading iabarry post above gave it a try.
Shift+W reduces the track width OK apparently in nightly

Carry on…

I switch grids all the time (long right click, grids submenu way…). I tried CTRL+SHIFT and it did nothing for me (Using windows 10 with KiCAD v5.99). However if I hold ALT, then I get the behaviour of the grid being ignored (object can be precisely positioned). If I release ALT while dragging the object stays stationary and moving the mouse does nothing, then when one clicks, the object appears at the click. Is CTRL+SHIFT supposed to work for windows?

I have written:

I use it in Windows 7, but KiCad 5.1.10.
I don’t have Windows 10 so I didn’t tried v5.99 so I have no way to check if there really CTRL+SHIFT don’t works.
But… - haven’t you read too fast what I have written - meaning have you noticed “at schematic” in my sentence?

I tried the schematic and pcb editor, and both had the same behaviour. Maybe they moving towards using ALT instead for v6, I guess its easier to press.