5.2 Of moving pieces - mouse navigation in Chess++
Most of Chess++ can be controlled using your mouse (not the chat, of course).
Clicking a piece or square of the board will select it. If your selected
square contains a piece, every possible target square for moving this
piece to will be highlighted on the board (the colour can be configured).
If you select one of your pieces and click a highlighted
square (or a piece that is
on one of them), your piece will be moved.
(For convenience, your oppenent's possible target squares for a move will
also be displayed if you select his pieces.)
Keep your left mouse button pressed and move your mouse
inside the OpenGL widget to rotate the board. Scrolling
your mouse wheel brings you closer to the board or takes
you farther away from it.
If you keep your right mouse button pressed while moving
the mouse, the scene will be moved according to your
Moving your mouse up and down while the middle button is pressed
pulls the board planes (if your game uses a 3d rule set)
apart or pushes them together.
If you accidentally moved the scene out of view you can
reset the view to its origin using the shortcut Ctrl+R.
See table 5.1
for a list of shortcuts for frequent actions.
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