Gus wrote:I'm guessing you can't do the left right, right left selection method for patent reasons with Autocad or something. Anyway, the alternative could be just as good. Just have a toggle button or keystroke to do the same thing. I'm sure you have heard this one before. It just seems so simple and useful. Is there another reason why this does not exist?
The arrow tool already has an option to select entirely within the selection area or everything crossing the selection area - since V8.1 at least.
You have to set it to one or the other option before you select.
It would be nice to have a keyboard toggle but one extra click for the times you need it isn't much.
You can also do the same with the marquee tool so long as you use it in conjunction with Find & Select.
Place marquee then with arrow tool active select all (CTRL-A on Windows).
The open Find & Select and subtract the selection of everything outside the marquee to be left with everyting totally within the marquee only.
Of course you can also filter by element type, colours, etc. as well.
It would be nice to have an option to select all crossing the marquee or all within the marquee.
Maybe CTRL-A and SHIFT-CTRL-A for Windows and what ever the equivalent would be for a Mac.
I'm voting not needed though as the arrow tool already has the option - unless I missunderstood the problem.
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