I'm currently working with tiled objects (objects that themselves consist of many more smaller objects) with Inkscape. Now it would be so much more easier to not have to select manually all tiles I want to do the same operation with (for example colour, remove) but to be able to select them according to a path that I can paint across/overlay the objects with. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to do:

enter image description here Draw a path on top of objects.

enter image description here Colour all objects that the path overlays.

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Select nothing, press alt and then follow the path with your left mouse button being pressed.

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    – Scott
    May 30, 2015 at 6:43
  • @Scott: Actually, this is an answer. A rather simple one and with some room for improvement, in particular due to the guessing, but definetely an answer.
    – Wrzlprmft
    May 30, 2015 at 8:46
  • @Wrzlprmft it wasn't an answer before you edited.. it was commentary.
    – Scott
    May 30, 2015 at 8:47

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