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Selection and Panning

Selection and Panning Toolbar

Choose from three modes to navigate and use the board, accessible from the left-side toolbar.

  • Select or pan the board

  • Pan the board

  • Area or individual select
Select or Pan the Board Icon

Select or pan the board

 

When hovering over an object, the cursor becomes the pointer cursor allowing you to select and manipulate an object.

When not hovering over any objects, the cursor becomes the hand cursor allowing you to pan the board.


Note:
The default option for those allowed to edit the board.

Pan the Board Icon

Pan the board


The cursor is always the hand cursor that pans the board regardless of any objects underneath it.


Note:
 The only mode for those that may not edit the board, but for those that are Board Commentators, the select cursor will appear over comments.

Area Select Icon

Area or individual select

When hovering over an object, the cursor becomes the pointer cursor allowing you to select and manipulate an object.

When not hovering over any objects, the cursor becomes the crosshair cursor allowing click and drag an area for selection.

Cursor Types and their Meaning

Pointer Cursor Icon

The pointer cursor means you can select and manipulate an object.

Pan the Board Cursor Icon

The hand cursor means you can pan the board.

Crosshairs Cursor Icon

The crosshair cursor allows you to select an area or to draw the size of a shape.

Note: If presented when a shape is selected, clicking the board without drawing a size will automatically display it at its default size.

Pointer Alias Cursor Icon

This cursor appears when there is a special action that will occur when clicked or clicked and dragged.

For example, this cursor will appear when hovering over a blue or white circle between the endpoints of a line or arrow to indicate that selection and dragging differ from normal behavior, in this case, allowing you to bend a curved line or alter a stepped line.

Pointer Object Behind Cursor Icon

This cursor appears to inform you that there is another object below the object you are hovering. Clicking will still select the object for manipulation, just like the pointer cursor.

Applies To: Board Hosts, Board Facilitators, Board Editors, Board Viewers

Notes: Board Viewers can only use the pan tool

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