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[Draw][Resolved]Hold shift to move multiple shapes in one axis always deselect first

asked 2020-09-01 15:49:32 +0100

Sunyatan gravatar image

updated 2020-09-01 16:49:22 +0100

Task: Move multiple selected shapes (e.g. rectangles).


  1. Hold left click
  2. Select multiple shapees (e.g. rectangles)
  3. Release left click
  4. Hold left SHIFT key
  5. Click on either one of the selected shapes, intending to move the shapes in one axis (left/right;up/down)
  6. Problem:The clicked shape is deselected

Existing solution: I must click twice and hold the second click to carry out the intended operation.

Question: Can I set Draw to let me simply click on a shape in step 5 to start moving them?

Libre Draw 7.0

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answered 2020-09-01 16:09:10 +0100

keme gravatar image

updated 2020-09-01 16:13:17 +0100


  • After selecting group of objects, release shift key.
  • Click and drag first, but don't drop yet.
    Don't worry about going off axis in this step.
  • While holding mouse button pressed, press the shift key again.
    The dragged objects will snap to nearest axis.
  • Drag into position along desired axis.

Your alternate "click twice and hold" solution is perhaps just as good. A matter of taste, and habit, I guess.

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This helps. Thanks!

Sunyatan gravatar imageSunyatan ( 2020-09-01 16:49:37 +0100 )edit

@Sunyatan, Don't forget to check the mark (Correct answer mark) to the left of the answer to show that your question was solved.

LeroyG gravatar imageLeroyG ( 2020-09-01 18:08:50 +0100 )edit
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