Tuning Steps

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I often select a large step size to scan across a band fairly quickly. When I see a signal of interest I usually cannot select that signal in the waterfall without going back to change the step size.

What I propose is to allow some sort of mouse-click modifier that ignores the step size and lets me select a signal on the waterfall. Something like a Ctrl-click or Alt-click. Or, why limit the mouse click to the step size. Leave that as a wheel setting and let the mouse click anywhere within the display.

This allows keeping a large step size to move across the band but still be able to select any signal currently on the display.

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AH0U

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Why not just click on a new step size??
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Because setting up to scan the band (say 200 Hz), scan across a band, find something of interest, click from 200 to 1, click on the signal, decide to move on and click back to 200 before wheeling through more of the band seems like an odd restriction.

Why not allow clicking anywhere within the visible display? Why limit clicking to the step size?
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Have you tried setting the cursor on a signal of interest and then double clicking?  This selects the signal and then you can fine tune with your mouse wheel.  You can also move in giant steps by selecting the active freq with the left mouse button and then moving it to the left or right side of the window. The freq scroll will stop moving when you release the mouse button.

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I found a setting I didn't remember (or know) existed. I had it set to enabled. Disabled gives me what I want.

When enabled... even double clicking on a signal locks you to the step size. I figured there must be a way around it.

Never mind. ;)

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I know you figured it out but I also wanted to point out that the SPACEBAR in the keyboard repeats the last button you clicked on SmartSDR. So if you click on on STEP UP then you can use the spacebar to cycle quickly through the different steps. 
You can also use this to engage MOX and use it as a Push To Talk.
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Nice! I did not know this. In fact, I didn't think any shortcut keys were used in SmartSDR. 
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It would be nice if there were a listing of all the short cut keys..... Like sending V three left button pushes and one right button push followed by pushing OK on the front panel gives all the supply voltage as well as many internal voltages in the 6700