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Author Topic: SUGGESTION: Shift - drag to draw straight lines  (Read 321 times)

RetroFuturistic

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SUGGESTION: Shift - drag to draw straight lines
« on: July 24, 2019, 06:39 PM »
Or any other modifier key to allow drawing a straight line.
The SHIFT key would be my preference, however, since it has become a quasi-standard for keeping drawing tools restrained (perfect squares instead of rectangles, circles instead of ovals, horizontal/vertical instead of wobbly lines)

This would turn the paintbrush into a great highlighter-pen.  :Thmbsup:
-ScreenManiac (May 30, 2014, 12:34 AM)

Was this ever implemented, perhaps instead of using SHIFT? Currently I have to save the screenshot in Screenshot Captor then open it in an external drawing program.

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Re: SUGGESTION: Shift - drag to draw straight lines
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 06:56 PM »
AFAIK this has not been implemented in Screenshot Captor.
Here a possible workaround:
I used use Skrommel's DragLock to constrain mouse movement adlong one axis. Was a long time ago but might still work
http://www.dcmembers...l/download/draglock/
Related thread:
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=14009.0
Tom

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Re: SUGGESTION: Shift - drag to draw straight lines
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 07:17 PM »
If we're talking about the arrow drawing, try holding down Ctrl key.  ;)

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Re: SUGGESTION: Shift - drag to draw straight lines
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 08:14 PM »
@mouser -- control key does it -- thank you! I couldn't find where this was explained in the Help section or by searching the forum.

@tomos -- thanks for the tip about Skrommel's DragLock -- I'll keep it in mind. I see it was inspired by a suggestion from you and enjoyed reading the discussion post you linked to. :D