OK, I understand. So in this case, shift clicking and ctrl clicking does the same thing. It is great to be able to assign articulations to several notes at the same time, but I feel that this selecting behaviour is a bit inconsistent.
If I do the same with articulations, only the notes that I ctrl-clicked will get the articulation. With dynamics, only the first note will get the marking, no matter if I ctrl-clicked two notes or shift-clicked to select several.
I get the point that there is something under the hood with how you classify those different markings (playing techniques, articulations, dynamics and so on) but in my human pencil and paper way of writing, they are all very similar and I would like to be able to work with them in the same way. While I am at it, alt+click to copy a “forte” to all instruments af a 20-stave score is not really a good alternative to selecting the full column and clicking “forte”.