What are the benefits of Extented-, Substract-, Inverts-, Intersect- existing selction icons im Viewport Editor. Can you please explain, what practical use the symbols have.

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    $\begingroup$ "Selecting Modes" at the bottom of this page in the Blender manual should explain them. Hover over each icon to see the descriptive text and then read the description in the manual. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Mar 14, 2022 at 10:38
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your advice, I have read and understand the text in the manual, but I do not see the benefit or when do I use the individual selction. Sorry, but I've never needed, I don't get it. I do not have any clue. $\endgroup$
    – CloneBorg
    Mar 14, 2022 at 15:54
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    $\begingroup$ I doubt many people do use them to be honest. I've been using Blender off and on for several years now and don't think I've ever needed to use any of them! $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Mar 14, 2022 at 16:25

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have now understood what the icons are good for. So you don't always have to hold down the extra keys or the mouse button when selecting each mode. Had just not understood it because I had never tried the icons.

Thanks for your help


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