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  1. Context: Suppose I have many small objects scattered and selected all over the canvas (selected objects belong to different hierarchical levels, e.g. grouped, nested groups and so on). Now when they are all selected, I know that 50% of the screen should not be selected. Goal: I need to de-select 50% of the screen easily, sort of like with a lasso tool just by going around area that I do not need. Currently, there's no such opportunity in AD. This is something I am in need of very often and my only option is selecting (or de-selecting) one-by-one. It would be really nice if Affinity team added support for such an operation.
  2. As I'm learning Affinity Publisher I'm getting accustomed to one of two ways to deselect an object: press Control+D, or press the Esc key twice. I can also click with a tool outside, say, a selected text frame—but I prefer to use the keyboard when I can. I've run into a situation where neither method works. Start with: facing master pages that will be the masters for a book. Each contains a text frame. On the document pages created from the master pages: Once I've selected these boxes with the text-frame tool, I can no longer de-select a text frame by pressing Control+D or by pressing the Esc key twice. And in the Select menu, the "Deselect" menu item is inaccessible ("greyed out"). But if I draw another object onto the page—say, a text frame (that is, a frame that isn't derived from a master page), then pressing Control+D and pressing Esc twice both work, and Deselect is accessible again in the Select menu. Is that working as designed?
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