I want to change default behavior of left mouse click when working with Eeschema. Is it possible to change it from Move (M key) -> Drag (G key) when I select one/many elements?

I'm using KiCAD 5.0 on Mac.I have found below information:

BUT Ctrl + left mouse button [Drag selection] does not work


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No you are unable to change the mouse behaviour.

I can attest that CTRL + left mouse button does certainly work. Hold control, drag a box around the symbol to be moved then release and you will be dragging the symbol.

Now with MAC I believe it would be command instead of control.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Hmmm....I can assure You CMD + LMB was not working yesterday... It is working now ;) Gracias mi Amigo. \$\endgroup\$
    – felixd
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 7:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ With open source software you are able to do anything. \$\endgroup\$
    – olltsu
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 12:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ Glad I could help. \$\endgroup\$
    – Addybatch
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 16:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ I suppose you are right @olltsu, but the general population won't be changing lines of code. Though maybe felixd would be interested in that. Can you provide information on how and where? \$\endgroup\$
    – Addybatch
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 17:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have only looked through the kicad source code couple of times, when I wanted to scale down the scrolling on PCBnew. I got that done by modifying file common/view/wx_view_controls.cpp. However, it seems that controls in Eeschema are defined somewhere else, as my modification affected only PCBnew. But in any case, here you can find the Kicad source. \$\endgroup\$
    – olltsu
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 20:11

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