Hello All,
I've been using the GIMP off and on since 2.2 and find it to be a very
good piece of software. I'm a web programmer and don't tend to do much
graphic design work, but occasionally I need a button / background in a
hurry and I enjoy having a play around to see what I can come up with. 
A task that I find myself frequently performing is cropping images. In
the old GIMP I used to drag out a selection box, and then use one of the
control keys (CTRL/ SHIFT/ ALT, can't remember which sadly) to move it
around until it looked right. So for example, if I wanted the left
border to expand out a bit further I would hold the key, move my
selection left a bit, release the key, and the continue to line up the
right border. It is such a simple, fluid process that it wasn't
something I ever thought consciously about.
The problem I have is that in the newer GIMPs I cannot seem to find the
key which does this. I've read online that it should be the ALT key but
when I searched on Google I just got back a lot posts that seemed to end
in an argument about the right / wrong way to use the software. This
doesn't concern me really, I'd just like to know how to get this
functionality back as it was something that I found very useful. 
Would it be possible for someone to show me where I'm going wrong?
Thanks very much,

Olly Lennox
IT Developer
Clarke Willmott*
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