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Click-and-drag to select multiple patch cords?


Jan 20 2007 | 10:25 pm

Is it possible to click and drag to draw a box over a group of patch cords, and thus select all of these patch cords?

It gets old real fast, shift-clicking each patch cord…

Jan 20 2007 | 10:29 pm

I’m trying to pick apart the "F1" explanation of the zigzag~ object so that i can understand it… unless there’s something i’m not understanding, this explanation seems like a real snakes’ nest mess, very difficult to understand where the patch cords are going due to the way that they’re layed out…

Jan 20 2007 | 10:32 pm

ok i figured out the zigzag~, it was just the positioning of a couple objects that made it confusing…

still wondering about the original questions about selecting multiple patch cords with click-and-drag…

Jan 20 2007 | 10:38 pm

On 20 janv. 07, at 23:25, Max Planck wrote:

> Is it possible to click and drag to draw a box over a group of
> patch cords, and thus select all of these patch cords?

Press the alt key while selecting. You’ll find most of the editing
tricks in the Tips patches from the Extras menu.

ej

Jan 20 2007 | 10:39 pm

hold down the option key while dragging.

jb

Am 20.01.2007 um 23:32 schrieb Max Planck:

> selecting multiple patch cords with click-and-drag

Jan 20 2007 | 10:40 pm

On 20 janv. 07, at 23:32, Max Planck wrote:

> ok i figured out the zigzag~, it was just the positioning of a
> couple objects that made it confusing…
>
> still wondering about the original questions about selecting
> multiple patch cords with click-and-drag…

I would also recommend the Reference Manual. It’s THE documentation,
the answer for every questions.

ej

Jan 22 2007 | 3:26 am

Also you can Hide Foreground, then all your patch cords are visible and you can option-click-drag over them to highlight multiple ones.

Option-drag highlights objects *and* patch cords, regular drag highlights just objects.

-C

Jan 22 2007 | 6:55 pm

Simpler solution, which I do all the time:
Hold option key, drag over the area with the patch cords you want to select. All the connected objects are selected too.
Release option (and mouse), then hold down SHIFT key and drag over same area. All objects are deselected and cords are left highlighted.

Oct 24 2015 | 6:10 pm

I’m wondering where that Tips patch that Emmanuel mentioned went to. I’d like to brush up on my editing hotkeys and it’s not on the Extras menu anymore.

Oct 24 2015 | 6:28 pm

Wow! I thought I knew the answer to the original question but had a look anyway because I was curious about how there could possibly be 9 answers.to such a simple question. And there it was – stuff I didn’t know about selecting patch cords. Thanks Seejay and Ludwig.

After several years I sometimes feel like I’ve only just started with this program! :-(

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