In KiCad PCB Layout Editor, I'm trying to arrange and place the various footprints. But when I click on the component, instead of selecting the entire component/footprint, it selects the closest element of the footprint, like a label, pad, throughhole etc. Is there a setting that allows me to default to select the entire component? This has potential to ruin my design without me realising it if one of the pads is moved accidentally.
I can't find anything in the preferences or settings, so any help is appreciated!
EDIT: Here is a screenshot of a resistor. When I click on the pad, I want the whole component to be selected and not just the pad. You can see that right now, it only selects the pad.
EDIT2: As @dylanweber mentioned, I was mistaken about the pads. But it's still a problem when I hit the
M key over a piece of text then it doesn't select the whole footprint, but just the text.