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Multi select/deselect shapes by Ctrl+click instead of Shift+click

I know I can draw a box around multiple items ('m using lines) to select them, but I'd like to select them by Ctrl + click as well. I have another shape behind the 2 I'm trying to select, so selecting multiple items by dragging a box selects the item behind it, and I can't deselect it... that's also another suggestion; deselect by Ctrl + click if multiple items are selected

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  • Katie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also, if I select 2 shapes with shift + click, there becomes only one selection box encompassing those two shapes. The problem with this is that it looks like you also selected anything else that is within that selection box. This can become very confusing. I'd post a picture, but that isn't an option for comments. I'd recommend putting selection boxes around each item (reference PowerPoint for an example).

  • Katie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So I tried it, and it does what I want, but that's counterintuitive. Typically, you use shift if you're selecting everything between your first click and a second one (such as all of the cells between cell A and Z). Ctrl, however, us typically used to select individual, unrelated objects, whether they're cells or shapes in PowerPoint. Not sure if this differs with Mac, but it's definitely the norm with Windows.

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