Stem direction and selecting notes from chords

I can select the notes I want to select when dragging the mouse pointer after clicking the outside where notehead placed.
However, the whole notes of chords are selected when dragging the mouse pointer after clicking the outside where stems (regardless if they are beamed or not) placed, even if I selected note partially.
Is it intended behaviour?

I can’t quite follow what you’re saying, but if you’re asking whether it’s intentional that clicking on a stem select all the notes in the chord, then the answer is, of course, yes.

Thanks to your answer, I learned how to select notes.

I questioned this because of the following example:
Screenshot 2019-02-22 07.50.17.png
In the example above, I can select the following note(s) by clicking-dragging-releasing mouse:

  • D
  • D, F
  • D, F, A
    However, I could not find the way to selecting the following note(s):
  • C
  • C, A
  • C, A, F

yes, it seems you cannot collect in the direction of the beam, only in the opposite direction.
however, you can do ctrl-click on each note to collect them. (and even other notes not in the chord).

some additional techniques are here.
https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=246&t=153460

I think marquee selection works from bottom to top. I don’t know why. But got used to it :sweat_smile: