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FS#1011 - Y,R Works only some of the time!

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Herb (huf2000) - Saturday, 18 January 2014, 08:35 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:21 GMT+2
Task Type Bug Report
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.4.5
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


On a 2011 MacBook Air, the Y,R key combination for deleting layers barely works. It does in fact delete a layer occasionally, and oddly it appears to go in spurts. But it does not consistently work which significantly reduces its usefulness.

While on the matter, the reason to use YR is mostly because there is no bulk way to select a bunch of layers and delete them! This is a real pain if needing to separate layers apart (becomes some CAM programs will only accept one layer per file. We need a way to select a bunch of layers, and just delete the whole lot at one time.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:21 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Works for me
Comment by Husky (Husky) - Saturday, 18 January 2014, 22:08 GMT+2

Hi Herb,

"We need a way to select a bunch of layers, and just delete the whole lot at one time"

There is already a way:

How about:
Select Layer (T,L), Mode "Add to the current selection",
Start to select your "delete" candidates ...
Purge unused Layer (Y,P),

Comment by -- (clive) - Monday, 20 January 2014, 13:31 GMT+2

@Husky, your correct if you want to work with entities and layers...but I think Herb is asking for a solution to highlight more than one layer at a time and then to delete the whole lot!

@Herb, do you mean empty layers only or any layer empty or not?

If you mean any used or unused layers then I agree with you, the option to select multiple layers all in one go would be a bonus.

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 15:19 GMT+2

Herb: Thanks for your report. Please post bug reports and feature requests as separate tasks. A feature request inside a bug report will likely be lost and not get any attention. Thanks.