Hold ALT to Select Layered Controls
- Learn the Shortcuts to Enter 'Focus Mode'
- How to Organize Wireframes by Using a Hierarchy
Sometimes you might need to select only a few controls from your wireframe, but there's a control behind them as a background. If you just click and drag, you'll end up moving the background control instead of starting a lasso selection.
One trick to get around this is to start dragging the selection rectangle from an empty area of the canvas. There's also another way: hold the ALT key when you start dragging, and Balsamiq will ignore items behind the mouse, as shown below.