how to load pieces for analysis

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how to load pieces for analysis

Postby evergreen1 » 15 Apr 2016, 01:27

I want to analysis a position. for that i want to load the position.using winboard 4.8.0
i went to mode menu>edit position> clicked on the clock for clear the pieces>right click on a square to get the list of all pieces so that i can select the required piece. but i only get pawns everywhere i clicked. how can i get other pieces >for example king?
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Re: how to load pieces for analysis

Postby evergreen1 » 15 Apr 2016, 01:55

Earlier versions allowed to get the pieces by right clicking on the desired sqare. But newer versions don't.




thanks to HG MUller on this forum,

says
"Drag the mouse down with the right button kept down to change the pawn to what you need. This mode is subject to the option -pieceMenu true|false" .
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Re: how to load pieces for analysis

Postby H.G.Muller » 15 Apr 2016, 12:55

The easiest way to set up a position is to click the clock twice. That gives you a position with every piece type once, and then you simply drag these to the square you want, or off board when you don't want them. If you want a piece twice you can move it keeping Ctrl pressed, to copy it rather than move. For Pawns you can just click the squares, as you discovered. (For black Pawns with Shift pressed.)
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