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On 2/1/2022 at 5:58 PM, BarKeegan said:

Yeah, miss this after using Illustrator

Isn't there a Lasso Tool when using the Pen/Node Tool though? If you hold down ctrl+alt+L click drag on Windows you can select individual nodes with a lasso. Adding shift adds to your selection. Deselecting you can do with ctrl+alt+L click drag+R click. Invert selection you hold down ctrl+shift+alt+L click drag+R click drag.

Or are you guys referring to something else?

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4 hours ago, Frozen Death Knight said:

If you hold down ctrl+alt+L click drag on Windows you can select individual nodes with a lasso.

For me, on Windows, while using the Node Tool, the Lasso selection is available via Alt+drag, I’m not sure if adding Ctrl to that key/button-combination gives any extra functionality.

You can also use Alt+LMB-click and then click round the nodes you are trying to select rather than dragging, and then press ENTER to accept the selection.

The OP’s initial post is a little confusing as they don’t say which Tool they are using and I’m not sure what they mean by a “drop down list”.

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7 hours ago, Frozen Death Knight said:

Isn't there a Lasso Tool when using the Pen/Node Tool though? If you hold down ctrl+alt+L click drag on Windows you can select individual nodes with a lasso. Adding shift adds to your selection. Deselecting you can do with ctrl+alt+L click drag+R click. Invert selection you hold down ctrl+shift+alt+L click drag+R click drag.

Or are you guys referring to something else?

Note that this request is in the iPad part of the forum.

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1 hour ago, Frozen Death Knight said:

Ah, missed that. Thanks!

Though, how come this is not possible on iPad? Is the feature completely unavailable because of lack of modifier keys?

IPad options to use modifier keys, either via BT keyboard, touch gestures using additional fingers, or showing modifier keys on screen.

In addition, you can simply drag a rectangle to select all nodes within that rectangle. When dragging a second rectangle and touch+hold  with another finger, you can add further nodes.

https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/photo/ipad/video/284908455/

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15 minutes ago, NotMyFault said:

In addition, you can simply drag a rectangle to select all nodes within that rectangle.

I tried that this morning, and it did not work. Any further hints?

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I hope the video shows everything. Timing is crucial, and correct sequence of first / modifier touch

  1. Use node tool
  2. select layer
  3. start Touch+drag rectangle, lift touch when done
  4. Start touch and drag next rectangle, add another touch soon while dragging, lift touch when done 
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Thanks, @NotMyFault.

That seems to be showing you drawing a marquee around some of the nodes, but then all of the object's nodes becoming selected. i was interpreting the request as wanting to make a selection of some of an object's nodes, but not all of them.

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No, only the selected are selected, e.g. you can move them, delete etc.

i use this frequently, so I’m sure it does not select any nodes not included in my chosen selection 

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  • 4 months later...

In a FB group someone posted how to do a lasso node selection on iPad. You need to touch the screen with 3 fingers, hold, then use Apple pencil to start lasso selection. Once done, lift pencil first, then lift fingers.

It sometimes needs a few tries with the three fingers to activate, but once activated your pencil move will start showing a selection area while being dragged. 

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