Anyone know what the convention or solution is for
allowing a user to select a bunch of objects in a
drawing application via box-select, where the start of
the drag is on an object that is not to be selected.
I have a map-based drawing application where many
thousands of zones are drawn by the user.
When manipulating these zones, using standard mouse
gestures, it is particularly difficult to deal with
performing a box-select operation, because there is no
background to click on...it is covered with zones.
The common result is that when the user does
box-select a set of zones, a large zone under all the
target zones gets moved, instead. Very annoying.