The Inkscape tutorial (found under menu Help -> Tutorials -> Inkscape: Basic) says that in order to get the rotation handles of an object, I need to click it twice:

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Later it says that I can get objects below other objects by using Alt+click, and that I can still drag them by using Alt+drag:

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But it does not say how to get the rotation handles of an object that is below another object. A click does not work since it select the topmost object, Alt+click does not work either because it selects another object below.

Is there a way to get the rotation handles of an object that is completely below other objects?

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When you select your object under the top one using Alt + Click Press Shift S in order to get rotation/skew handles.

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