Comment 4 for bug 722625

John Smith (john-smithi) wrote :

Attached is a patch that can select objects by type.

The idea is you select one or more objects on canvas and then from the menu Edit->Select Same->Object Type (or keyboard shortcut) , all objects of the same type (rect, ellipse, star, spiral, path, text, image, clone, offset supported) are selected.

Including (or not) hidden and locked objects are taken from user preferences (Inkscape Preferences->Behavior->Selecting). Groups are included.