Simple mouse actions

These actions are used to select, insert, change, and move annotations.

left mouse button click
If the Annotation Template is visible or iconified, select the annotation to the left of the pointer (if this annotation is not in the signal window, recenter the signal window on it). Otherwise, display the Annotation Template.

middle mouse button click
Insert an annotation at the location indicated by the pointer, with fields as specified in the Annotation Template. If the pointer is within the selection rectangle, the selected annotation is replaced by the inserted one; in this case, if the Type is `.' (deleted annotation), the selected annotation is marked for deletion. An annotation so marked can be restored by deleting it again.

right mouse button click
Select the annotation to the right of the pointer (if this annotation is not in the signal window, recenter the signal window on it).

If the pointer is moved during any of the simple mouse actions above, the selected annotation (if any) is dragged along with the pointer. When the button is released, the selected annotation is dropped at the new location.

Even if editing is disabled, you may insert, delete, or move `:', `<', and `>' markers using these mouse actions (or their keyboard equivalents, below) if you first set the Type field of the Annotation Template to the desired marker type.

If you prefer not to have the Annotation Template visible while editing, you can iconify it so that it will not continually pop up whenever you click left.

George B. Moody (george@mit.edu)
2015-05-28