Sorry, yes the old method still works - but the magnetic selection has to be turned off. You can toggle the magnet (visible in the Info Box) by holding the spacebar - if it was on, it'll be temporarily off and vice versa. With magnetic selection off, it behaves the old way. Sorry - forgot that, as I've gotten used to using only the magnet and tab.
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