Under review

Boxshot keyboard shortcut suggestion

Joel Finch 2 years ago updated by Vitaly Ovchinnikov 2 years ago 1


I would like to suggest adding a modifier key that allows selecting the group an element is in when clicked, instead of the element itself.

For example, if I left-click on a box, it selects the box. I would like to be able to (for example) hold Alt when left-clicking to have it select the group that box is in, so that I don't need to go to the scene tree to be able to easily move groups around.

If Alt+click isn't suitable, then some other simple method of selecting the group would be very useful.

Perhaps hitting the ~ (tilde) key, or the tab key after clicking an object could step one level up the scene tree from the current selection? That way it would be possible to quickly select the required level of even complex grouped structures.

This would make Boxshot much faster to use. Currently it's a great product, but it's more time-consuming to make small adjustments of a setup than it could be, because of the need to constantly go back and forth to the scene tree to make the necessary selections.

Thanks for you time, I hope you can add something like this in a future version.

Regards, Joel

Under review

That's an interesting idea. Maybe we should add a "select parent object" hotkey instead of the mouse click modifier (which is "expensive").

Let's have a public discussion on this.