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    With the introduction of the new Lasso selection in AutoCAD, some users click and hold the mouse button by mistake, which activates the lasso selection mode.

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    To get the ‘classic’ style windows selection behaviour, the mouse button should be released before dragging the window on screen. The lasso crossing and window functionality can be toggled by pressing the Spacebar (reminiscent of many graphics editing programs).

    However, you may prefer to turn the Lasso selection off. This can be achieved by going to the OPTIONS menu in AutoCAD, Selection Tab, and untick “Allow press and drag for Lasso”.

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    You can also turn the lasso off in the command line, setting the PICKAUTO system variable to 3.