Smart-dragging

Smart-dragging

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Solitaire Plus improves the dragging operations during game play by scanning the game window for a valid position for the card (or a pile of cards) being dragged, and then automatically moving the card if dragging is terminated before hovering over a specific pile.

 

The smart-dragging feature is especially useful on notebooks equipped with a trackpad or eraser-type cursor control. Typically, most moves can be accomplished by simply nudging a card and the smart-dragging will make the move automatically.

 

The smart-dragging feature works as follows:

 

If a valid position is available in a tableau pile, the card (or pile of cards) will be moved to the appropriate tableau pile.

 

Valid moves to occupied tableau piles will be preferred over empty tableau positions. This is especially useful for games similar to Forty Thieves which may require several reorderings of tableau piles in the latter stages of a game.

 

If more than one valid move in the tableau is available, smart-dragging will select the first available position from left to right in the game window. Available moves to the tableau piles are always preferred over moves to the foundations with the exception of foundation base cards.

 

If a valid position is not available in the tableau, a single card when dragged will be moved to a foundation if possible.

 

If more than one valid move is available, a specific move may be selected by dragging the card (or pile of cards) directly over the desired pile. The mouse pointer must penetrate the bounds of the pile before the dragging is terminated in order to select a specific pile. The bounds of a pile include the top of the pile and any open space below the pile (or to the right of a pile) until another pile is displayed or the edges of the game window are encountered.

 

If desired, smart-dragging may be turned off in the "Other" tab of the Options panel.

 

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