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Make True Selection/Lasso Tool

Selection/Lasso tool should select only what has been selected rather than a rectangular area.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please improve this ! now to move some text, you have to copy the rectangle, paste it and then delete all the superfluous ... big waste of time

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, don't like how the selection that I draw does not actually reflect what is being selected. If this was implemented as a feature to try to make selecting faster, we definitely need the option to disable that.

      • Bernardo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This whould be easy to implement, I don't know whats taking so long

        Make a separate rectangle selection tool and make the lasso a real lasso selection tool

      • Bernardo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is so important, I can never select a line of text without selecting something from the line above it (like a comma or the dash on an 'f'), because the lasso autosizes to a rectangle always

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Offer a true lasso selection capability. Right now the program seems to approximate
        Irregular shape with a rectangular box. This leads to selecting items outside of the boundary.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current selection tool only allows to select in rectangles despite what the icon suggests.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        That would really be a great feature !Even realizing only the first part of Arno's idea would be a big improvement compared to the current selection tool. Especially when using papyrus to create MindMaps

      • 최욱진 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Real lasso selection tool instead of rectangular would be very useful. When I use lasso selection tool, areas which I dont want select always be selected because of rectangular selection.

      • Bart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be useful to be able to select multiple lines / shapes / parts of drawings located further away from each other with a single use of selection tool. Now it approximates the shape and selects everything else inside.

      • burak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please check out how «lecture notes» work for erasing. It is round, proportional to your finger size not the zoom level, and if you draw a closed shape with your finger it just erases everything within the boundary. Just very intelligent.

      • ian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is pretty frustrating that they lasso resolves to a box. I am always selecting things I don't intend!

      • Arno Stienen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently when you free-shape select objects, a best-fitting selection box is created and used to select objects. This hinders the selection of objects that are close to each other but have complicated interaction, for instance in drawings.

        My suggestion would be to have a real free-shape selection of objects, with only the objects selected that are within the original selection, without expanding the selection to the best fitting box.

        Furthermore, differentiating between CW and CCW selection might help too, where CW will select *any* vector touched by the free selection, and where CCW will select *only* those that are completely within the free selection.

        Finally, having adding and remove capabilities of the selection, just like Photoshop/Illustrator, would be an amazing bonus.

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