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Edit mode removing checker from bar

From:   Scott Steiner
Address:   nospam@nospam.nospam
Date:   9 May 2003
Subject:   Re: gnubg setup position checker on bar
Forum:   rec.games.backgammon
Google:   3EBB885B.8E6097A7@nospam.nospam

> In editing mode If there is one checker on the bar I'm not able to
> remove it from there. It's no problem to reduce to one if there are
> more on the bar, but with one I always have to reset the whole posion.
> What am I doing wrong ( or is it a bug ? )
> Thanks for any help

it's a little tricky but here's how to do it:

to remove the last checker from the bar for "player 0" you have to click
the checker with the right mouse button and hold the click, you then
move the mouse pointer upwards while still holding your click (as if
you're dragging basically); continue dragging upwards and eventually you
will see that the checker disappears.  NOTE: depending on the number of
checkers in the ditch, you might actually see that you are adding
checkers to the bar but never mind this, just keep dragging and
eventually all checkers will be gone.

To remove the last checker for "player 1" proceed similarly but use the
left mouse button and drag downwards.

Řystein Johansen  writes:

It's also possible to drag a chequer from the bar, while you're holding
down the ctrl key.

-Řystein
 
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