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Option-click to select entire shape?

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I can't figure out how to select an entire shape with a single click. I'll explain...

 

Say I type the letter "e" and convert it to curves. Now I want to select just the hole, but I don't want to have to zoom in and select every node that defines it. How can I click once to select the entire hole?

 

Photoshop and Illustrator both allow me to use the Direct Selection tool (analogous to AD's Node tool), and Option-click to immediately select any shape by clicking anywhere on its outline.

 

In AD I must double-click the shape to go into edit mode (sorry if I'm using the wrong terminology), but clicking anywhere on a shape's outline -- trying all key modifiers -- just adds a new node. I can't figure out how to actually select the entire thing at once. The good news is that, since you're not presently using the key modifiers, bringing this behavior over to AD shouldn't conflict with anything. :)

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You can also marquee select with the Node tool. With the 'e' selected, drag a rectangle that encloses the hole. You can select any group of nodes like that, and you can use Shift to combine several marquee selections.

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