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    Excited to share that the requested functionality is now available in the public builds starting from V 28.3.0.

    WIth the new Enclosed Mode, you can now select ONLY those objects which are completely INSIDE the marquee. 

    To activate the Enclosed Mode, just press 'E' ONCE after you start doing the marquee with the Normal Selection Tool or Group Selection tool. 

    Please note that, 

    1. The button E acts as a toggle, which means you just have to press E once, to get into or out of the enclosed mode.

    2. You have to press E only after doing the marquee, pressing E in empty canvas will invoke the Free Transform tool or the tool the shortcut 'E' is assigned to.

    We made a lot of effort in building this capability, so please try it out and let us what you all think!

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    Mark Knopper commented  · 

    Reading this back after i've posted here several years ago.
    I really cannot see why, after all these years (!), this function is still not reality. It is such an obvious improvement that it's hard to see for me why this is so overlooked. Is it hard to implement? Is there not enough demand? Is it expensive?

    Illustrator is great, but selecting objects in the more complex drawings often is such a hassle. Worst of it: it's doesnt have to be like that.

    It should be done as in Oleg Krasnov's gif. Maybe in the opposite direction so that the standard way of selecting still remains untouched. Make left drag do the magic. Fine with me. Also a toggle switch in the settings would be great, so that it can be made persistent.

    Either way, this way of selecting should become possible.

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