Options for marquee selection modes
One thing I miss from Axure is the ability to select multiple items on the page using two options:
1. everything contained in the selection box gets selected
2. everything intersected by the selection box gets selected
Adobe XD only supports 2. above. When using lots of objects, option 1. often makes this a lot easier. Even selecting from the layers panel this isn't ideal. I'd love something similar to Axure in this respect
Christoph Mauerhofer commented
Yes, the contained selection in Axure RP allows to select only one or a few specific elements when there are a lot of elements close to each other or lying above each other. Actually in Axure I normally only used this selection mode, because it allows to work very precise and you can easily select groups of elements without even needing to press Shift.
Сергей Глушенко commented
The possibility of selection of only the fully overlapped objects
Have a good day!
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When I use selection tool (V) to select shapes in design mode, all shapes that have been partially overlapped by selection rectangle become selected.
But it's convenient only in 1/2 of use cases, and is VERY inconvenient in the remaining 1/2 of use cases.
As for me, it's inconvenient 9 times of 10, because I rarely need to select all shapes that are PARTIALLY overlapped by the selection rectangle, but I nearly always need to select only those shapes that are FULLY overlapped by the selection rectangle.
It will be VERY-VERY convenient if you give me the possibility to select only those shapes that are FULLY overlapped by the selection rectangle.
According to my own calculations, and according my own estimations and user experience, the possibility to select only FULLY overlapped shapes will surely speed up me up to 5-10 times with big projects, because I'm prone to selecting many objects (from 5 to 10) to manipulate them at the stage when my project grows bigger.
YES! Sketch allows you to select objects within the selection box by holding OPT key — it's painful to press it all the time and distance guides flicking around while you select, but at least you have this option. Having a permanent setting to switch selection mode would be perfect.