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Is there any options or ways I can change the selection marquee (rectangle) to append to the existing selection when holding shift on the keyboard?

ideally: 'press Shift and click and hold left mouse button and then drag' to add to selection

I believe most applications as far back as I can remember work this way. For example photoshop, gimp, google drives drawing...etc. I have had affinity for over two years now and still have no idea how to append to the (drag rectangle selection) I've tried so many combinations. I feel like at this point whatever the solution is, it's not what would be expected based on common applications. Any help would be great. Just a bit frustrated that it's sometimes difficult to figure out basic commands like this.

 

Could we also please make it possible to create guides when in Pen mode?

 

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Drag plus Right mouse Button to add to the selection or click Add in the selection tool's context toolbar


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7 minutes ago, carl123 said:

Drag plus Right mouse Button to add to the selection

 

Hi carl123,

 

interesting, I didn't know about the right mouse button. Thankyou!

 

To be more precise I would write 'press Shift and click and hold left mouse button plus click and hold right mouse button and then drag' to add to selection ;)

Indeed, it looks a little complicated but one can get used to it.

 

I wish (a featurerequest) those 'Mode' buttons top left would change their state accordingly.

 

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21 minutes ago, dominik said:

To be more precise I would write 'press Shift and click and hold left mouse button plus click and hold right mouse button and then drag' to add to selection ;)

Indeed, it looks a little complicated but one can get used to it.

 

One can get used to it if one's hardware allows it! Using the touchpad on my current laptop, it's physically impossible to press the left and right 'mouse' buttons at the same time.

 

21 minutes ago, dominik said:

I wish (a featurerequest) those 'Mode' buttons top left would change their state accordingly.

 

I agree. The button state should reflect the current mode regardless of how it was achieved.

 


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15 hours ago, Alfred said:

 

Using the touchpad on my current laptop, it's physically impossible to press the left and right 'mouse' buttons at the same time.

 

 

I am such a very mouse person that I didn't think of users using a touchpad. Sorry. Indeed it would be impossible on my laptops touchpad, also.

But then there's the buttons top left :)

 

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I would strongly prefer to do add/minus with mod keys (shift/alt) as it is done in all proper software. Those toolbars are lost and unrecoverable most of the time and slow working anyway.

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Why don't they add some options to allow users to use mod keys instead of the corky mouse click combinations to do such a common task. I feel like the current implementation makes such a common task more cumbersome than it needs to be.

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1 hour ago, JokerMartini said:

CAN WE PLEASE!!!!!! Fix the selection to add when the user holds SHIFT. It's a pain in the ass trying to do this with a mouse and a wacom pen with this right-click idea....it's driving me nuts.

 

Don't hold your breath, it's been requested many other times in the past. 


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maybe as a workaround,

 

invert selection ctrl>shift>i

alt plus drag to add to selection, then invert selection.

 

 


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