Consider the following image:
How can I select the green ellipses without selecting the red rectangles? I'm aware of 2 existing methods of selecting things:
- Shift + click objects (not suitable for many objects - e.g. after using the spray objects function)
- Click + drag a box over the objects from the side (not suitable if they are on top of another object, or after using the spray objects function on something that is in the way
What I want to do is drag a selection box over the green ellipses, but I can't do that directly without moving background objects.
How can I drag a selection box over something without moving background objects around?
This is similar to this question, but for Inkscape instead of Illustrator.