it seems illustrator adds and subtracts to selection with the same command: shift + click. I want to change this so that adding command is shift + click while subtracting is ctrl + click.
This would make things so much easier, for example: I have many straight lines from end to end of the artwork. Some lines though, are shorter. I want to select all the short lines, which vary in length, but are still shorter than the bigger ones.
Currently, I select all lines and then I have to shift + click every long line to deselect it.
If the commands could change, I could select all lines, then ctrl + click and create a selection window barely touching the longest lines, deselecting them.
This would be coherent with many software out there such as Autocad, Rhino, etc.