Think Bigger From EdrawMind User Guide

Select/Move Topics

This guide will show you how to select and move topics in EdrawMind.

01 Select Topics

Manually selecting topics in a diagram can be a laborious, error-prone, and challenging task. However, faster topic selection can improve a diagramming tool's efficiency, accuracy, and collaboration. EdrawMind offers an easier way to select topics that can help you customize, move, or highlight specific data points in your mind map.

Step 1Select a topic in your mind map.
After selecting a topic with your mouse, you can press the “up,” “down,” “left,” and “right” arrows on the keyboard to move to select neighboring topics.
Step 2There are three ways to select more than one topic.
  • Right-click on the selected topic and choose Select Topics. From there, you can select topics by their level or relationship to the current selection.
edrawmind right click select topics
To select all the topics at the same level as the currently selected topic, choose Select Topics > Select Same Type.
  • Go to the View tab in the upper navigation pane and click Select Same Type or choose an option from the Select drop-down list.
edrawmind select topics from view tab

02 Move Topics

EdrawMind makes it easy to move topics around in your mind maps. You can use the drag-and-drop feature to move topics anywhere on the infinite canvas or use keyboard shortcuts to move topics on the same level.


When you move a topic in EdrawMind, any subtopics, and connectors connected to the selected topic will also move with it. It allows you to easily rearrange your diagram without having to move each topic manually.

Step 1Select a topic in your mind map.
Step 2Drag and drop the topic to the desired location on the canvas. You will see a visual highlight or mark indicating where to place the topic.
edrawmind drag and drop a topic
Action Shortcut(s)
Move up Ctrl + Shift + Up Arrow
Move down Ctrl + Shift + Down Arrow
Move to start Ctrl + Shift + Home
Move to end Ctrl + Shift + End