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I have a group containing a square and circle.

  • In Vector view a single click on the square will select the entire group.
  • In Outline mode, a single click on the square will select only the square - the equivalent of a Ctrl+Click in Vector mode.

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Is this by design? If so, please could a comment to this effect be added to the help?

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Although I understand that Outline mode is intended to assist with object selection, the break from convention is confusing, and can lead to unwanted behaviour…

In outline view a click on a symbol selects the object within the symbol, so all changes are global (redefining the symbol) rather than local (affecting only that instance).

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If outline view followed the usual selection conventions it would still be useful for easy selection of objects, would be less confusing, and would not have any unwanted side-effects.


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Hi there,

From the help file:

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•Click Outline view mode to display design as paths only. In complex designs, this can be used for more easily targeting unlocked and locked objects for selection.

So while in outline, you will select the child of that group, no the parent. 

So the answer would be yes. It is by design. 

Thanks,

Gabe. 

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@GabrielM Thanks for the reply.

This confirms my point… the help file makes no reference to selecting the child rather than the parent.

Since this breaks the convention used throughout the Affinity apps the help file should say this explicitly.

Or better yet - don't break the convention!

Ctrl+Click or Double Click work just fine in Vector mode, and would work equally well in Outline mode.

Perhaps I am actually making a feature request…

Please be consistent with UI conventions and use the same selection methods in both Vector and Outline modes.


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