Select Tool

The Select Tool selects items on the map.

To select the Select Tool, do the following:

  1. View a map
  2. Then, do one of the following:
  3. The cursor will change to a pointer. Select Tool

Quick Reference

Action Result
Click Select
Drag Select by dragging over an area
Hold down the Alt key and drag Select by dragging from a central point
Drag along a track or shape Create a Selection along part of the track or shape
Hold down the Shift key Add to Selection
Hold down the Ctrl key Quickly switch to the Move Selected Tool
Right-click Shows the Shortcut Menu

Selecting an item by clicking

To select an item on the map, click it.

The selected item will be drawn in yellow to show that it is selected.

Selecting items by dragging

To select waypoints or notes within a rectangular area, do the following:

  1. Drag the Select Tool over the map. The cursor will change to a crosshair. Select Tool - Drag Cursor
  2. Release the mouse button.

Items within the rectangular drag area will be selected. Only one kind of item (waypoints or notes) will be selected.

To select trackpoints or shape points within a rectangular area, do the following:

  1. Position the Select Tool over a blank portion of the map.
  2. Drag the Select Tool over the track or shape. The cursor will change to a crosshair. Select Tool - Drag Cursor
  3. Release the mouse button.
Track before trackpoints are selected

Points on the track or shape that are located within the rectangular drag area will be selected. The Track Selection is hilited in magenta.

Track after trackpoints are selected

Selecting items by dragging from a central point

To select waypoints or notes within a rectangular area around a central point, do the following:

  1. Hold down the Alt key.
  2. Drag the Select Tool over the map. The cursor will change to a crosshair. Select Tool - Drag Cursor The selection rectangle will expand out in all directions from the point where you began dragging.
  3. Release the mouse button.

Items within the rectangular drag area will be selected. Only one kind of item (waypoints or notes) will be selected.

To select trackpoints or shape points within a rectangular area around a central point, do the following:

  1. Position the Select Tool over a blank portion of the map.
  2. Hold down the Alt key.
  3. Drag the Select Tool over the track or shape. The cursor will change to a crosshair. Select Tool - Drag Cursor The selection rectangle will expand out in all directions from the point where you began dragging.
  4. Release the mouse button.
Track before trackpoints are selected

Points on the track or shape that are located within the rectangular drag area will be selected. The Track Selection is hilited in magenta.

Track after trackpoints are selected

Creating a Selection along a track or shape

To create a Selection along a track or shape, do the following:

  1. Position the Select Tool over a track or shape on the map.
  2. Drag the Select Tool along the track or shape. The cursor will change to a hiliter pen. Select Tool - Hiliter Pen Cursor The Selection will be highlighted in magenta as you drag.
  3. Release the mouse button.
Track before trackpoints are selected

The Track Selection is hilited in magenta.

Track after trackpoints are selected

Adding more items to the current selection

To select additional items to the current selection, hold down the Shift key while clicking or dragging a selection rectangle.

Showing the Shortcut Menu

To show the Shortcut Menu, right-click on the map.

If an item is selected on the map, the Shortcut Menu for that item will be shown. If nothing is selected, the Map Shortcut Menu will be shown.

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