Alt+Shift+Select to deselect shapes
When you drag a selection box around too many shapes, you can either do it again to include the shapes you wanted to select, or use hold down
Alt+Shift and drag a deselection box around those shapes that you don’t want to include in your selection.
Alt+Shift+Select shortcut is especially useful when you don’t want to select the child shapes of a compound shape.
- Drag a selection box around a database entity (in an entity relationship diagram)
- Hold down
Alt+Shift and drag a deselection box around just the rows inside of the entity to remove them from your selection.
You can do this multiple times to reduce your selection to exactly the shapes you want. For example, if you have selected multiple entities and you want to deselect all of the rows, use
Alt+Shift+Select to remove them from your selection.