On Mon, 2009-08-17 at 22:36 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> When I do that, as soon as I finish making the second selection (after
> the pan) I loose the first selection.
There's always only one selection. Creating a selection will replace the
current one. That has nothing to do with panning. If you want to add to
an existing selection, then choose the Add mode from the tool options of
the selection tool. Or use the modifier keys (as hinted in the
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