When I use the selection tool on a path or a line, Illustrator shows me a Path Toolbar at the top, where I can adjust stroke, dashing, etc. that looks like this
Often I'm working with imported diagrams where the parts are heavily grouped into each other. Here, the Direct Select tool becomes extremely handy because I can directly select the single parts of interest.
After selection, I get the Anchor Point Toolbar which is most of the time what I want, but not always.
Question: How can I make Illustrator show me Path Toolbar with the current selection? It seems I can do this by clicking on the Curvature Tool but isn't there a direct way to do this?
Edit: A simple example
Consider the following two unfilled shapes, that are grouped together. I can only use Direct Selection by clicking on the path, which leaves me with the Anchor Toolbar.
If I now click on Curve Tool, the toolbar switches to the Path Toolbar where I can adjust colors and strokes. Is there a better way to switch to the Path Toolbar?