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How not to select all the artboards when I'm trying to select the objects?

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Hi. I've looked up to this topic but couldn't find a satisfactory result. I've tried using 'ctrl' while selecting and also enabled 'Select object when intersects with selection marquee' Nothing seems to work. Is there a solution to this problem? (Please check the .gif attached) Thanks in advance!


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Try Shift + Ctrl + Drag  on windows or Shift + Cmd + Drag on Mac  

Nah doesn't work if you encapsulate a full artboard

You can make multiple selections with the Shift key held down, thus avoiding whole artboards.

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Hi @dehasan45,

Welcome to the Affinity Forums :)

When drag-selecting in Affinity Designer, Artboards will always be selected - however if you wish to select all the objects on the Artboards and not the Artboards themselves, simply use CTRL/CMD + A or Select > Select All.

I hope this helps!

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Thanks for the reply. But there should be an option to lock the artboards without the objects in it. CTRL/CMD+A will select all the objects. What if we had to select some specific objects! This is pretty annoying to be honest.

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No problem at all, thanks for your feedback regarding this - I'll move your thread to the Feature Request section of our Forums, for our devs to see and consider adding such an option in a future update!

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