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3.1.5 Tools Toolbar

All of the available tools are found on the Tools Toolbar which is located on the left side of the Main Window. By selecting and interacting with nodes, the available tools will change. The following tools are always available:

Icon Tool Keyboard Shortcut Description

Pointer

Escape

The primary tool used to interact with nodes and many canvas elements.

Pan

M

Click and drag with left mouse button to move the view of the canvas. See Getting around the canvas earlier in this chapter for more details.

Zoom

Z

Click with the left mouse button to zoom in on a region of the canvas or click and drag with the left mouse button to draw a region of the canvas that will be zoomed to fill the screen. See Getting around the canvas earlier in this chapter for more details.

For a detailed description on all other tools, see the section for the selected node in Chapter 9. Nodes.

You’ll notice that all of the nodes will turn translucent when the Pointer tool is not in use. This indicate that you cannot interact with them. Simply click the Pointer tool on the Tools Toolbar or press the Escape key on your keyboard to work with the nodes again.

Like the Nodes Toolbar, you can toggle the Tools Toolbar’s visibility by right clicking the Menu or any toolbar and left clicking “Tools Toolbar” in the pop-up menu.