In this youtube at the current time the designer is able to set the background of 2 grouped objects. I've tried following the exact same sequence, but when I click on a palette color, the color is applied to the group as a whole. Is there some trick (Key stroke?) that allows us to only set the color of the background (The square in this case)?

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    Can you add the reference of the video or a screenshot, please? The question seems somehow incomplete. Feb 18, 2019 at 15:59
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    Ooops - Must have gotten to excited when finding the answer. It's there now.
    – Ole
    Feb 19, 2019 at 3:41

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Holding down the control (ctrl) key did it.

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    CTRL is used to make a selection of an object inside a group while using the Select and Transform Tool (F1). You can also use the Edit Paths by Nodes Tool (F2) to make a selection of a shape inside a group, and then you won't need to hold down CTRL at all.
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 18, 2019 at 16:25

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