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(Mac) Multi select not working using CMD button.

New Here ,
Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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SO SIMPLE. please help. 

 

The basic multi select feature isnt working. I can select multiple objects with shift, but not with CMD button. 

 

Multi select worked perfectly for me using a windows machine. (hold control and select objects)

However, on my new mac using XD the multi select with CMD does not work. (I've tried using other buttons to see if it got changed somehow) 

- I can multiselect if I go over to libraries and hold the command key... But trying to multi select anything on my artboards using the command (or any other key) does not work. 

 

Please tell me how to resolve this simple simple request ahaha. 

 

Thanks guys

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Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. Could you please try selecting the object using the shift key and let us know if that helps or if you need any further assistance.

 

Regards

Rishabh

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Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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I can multi select with the shift feature. But that is a slighly different multi select than the one im trying to address, using the cmd button. 

 

In windows you can multi select with shift and with control. But they select slightly differenlty. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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On Mac in general shift + click selects all list items between the initial click and subsequent clicks, while cmd + click only selects items clicked.

XD artboard is not a "list" so shift + click selects only items clicked (just like cmd + click in lists) and I guess cmd + click is disabled since it would do the same thing as shift + click.

(You can cmd + click items in the Layers panel (also shift + click) - since it's a "list".)

How do they behave differently on Windows? I'm curious 🙂

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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Thanks for letting me know. 

This clears things up. 

 

I don't want to mispeak about windows. But, what Im having a difficult time is masking an image to a shape. I thought that if I could select both image and shape with CMD as I did with ctrl in windows I would have the mask to shape option. As it's currently unavailable when I'm using the shift-click feature on mac. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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