I'd like to be able to select multiple layers in my layers panel by dragging the mouse over the layers instead of having to shift+click in each layer. Is there anyway to do this?
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Select one layer and then shift click the ending layer to select the range of layers.
You may have actually meant selecting the contents of the layers which unfortunately you cannot do. You can lock layers you do not want to select and use select all, is the best I can advise.
Yeah, I was hoping I could drag over the little dots on the side and select layer content as I dragged like you can with locking layers, but I guess not. Locking the other layers sounds like the way to go. Thanks for the help.
After many years of using Illustrator i at one point learned best not to create too many layers. But then I work in packaging design and could see other industries such as cartography needing more than a several layers. I also stay away for creating sublayers as there are buggy and annoying selection issues with those.
In a previous version (10 or 15 years ago?), there WAS a way to drag across the layer names to select them. I don't recall if it was (OPTION + drag) or (CTRL + drag), but I would certainly love to have that shortcut again. (Time to submit a feature request!)
Click the first target symbol and then press Shift and click the last one to select all those objects in a row.