Group Select

Group->Select selects a group or a list of groups.

To select an group click the mouse over its visual representation: if GAMGI recognizes the group it becomes the new selected object, otherwise the mouse action is ignored.

When an object is selected, a beep is emitted and the object identification is shown in the window status bar, first in a highlighted color (to emphasize that the current object has changed) and then in the default color (after a few seconds).

An group is a recursive object, so it can contain for example another group, which in turn can contain an atom. Clicking over the atom is ambiguous: which group is the user trying to select? everytime this ambiguity occurs, a menu pops up showing the name and number of all the candidate groups, and if one is selected, it becomes the new selected object.

Only groups in the working layer can be selected, even if groups are visible in other (transparent or translucid) layers. For each top window, only one selected object is maintained. This can be Gamgi (everything), Window (the current window), Layer (the current layer), or a child object of the current layer. To see which object is currently selected see its identification in the window statusbar.

Group->Select shows a flat list of all groups currently existent in GAMGI, not necessarily in the same layer or window. For each group, a hierarchical tree shows all its child objects.