Shift+toolbar delete to delete shapes and their connections

diagrams.net 07 Mar 2018

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If you want to delete a shape and all of the connections to and from that shape, you can do that with a keyboard + toolbar shortcut.

  1. Select the shape you want to delete.
  2. Hold down the Shift key and click on the delete (trash can) icon in the toolbar.

Now, your shape and all of its connections will be deleted.

Shift + toolbar delete will delete your shape as well as its connections

Note: When you have selected a shape, press the Backspace or Delete key to delete only the shape. Follow the steps above if you want to delete the shape and its connections at the same time.

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