On Tuesday 16 October 2007, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I see that some modifier keys perform two different functions when
> used in conjunction with the select tools. Shift with the ellipse
> selector, for instance, forces circles if held while dragging. If it
> is held while releasing the mouse button, then it is used for adding
> to the selection (as opposed to replacing the selection). This dualty
> of shift's behaviour is troublesome. For instance, if I want to add to
> the current selection, but I do not want to force a perfect circle,
> how can I do that?

As you said, the moment when you press the modifier key is important.  For 
effecting the shape, have it pressed while dragging the shape, esp. in the 
moment you let go of the mouse button.  If you simply want to change the 
selection mode (such as add, subtract or intersect), make sure the modifier 
key is pressed while you _push the mouse button down_, you can let go of the 
key once the mouse button is down.

I hope this helps, Daniel

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