Add to selection panel "select way"
|Reported by:||chriscf||Owned by:||framm|
By default, JOSM selects nodes over ways. To select a way when the nodes are close together, one must use an awkward combination of the middle mouse button and the Control key, in the correct sequence. When something is already selected, this replaces the existing selection, even with the Shift key pressed. When working with anything other than a trivial dataset, zooming in to select the way and back out gets very slow and tedious, and is generally a barrier to productivity.
In the selection panel, I suggest that when the user right-clicks on a node, it presents the option of "Select way", which will then list all ways that node is on. This will make selecting ways very much easier.
If this functionality already exists, re-tag this as a documentation bug.