The Element Selection tool
is commonly used to select the elements that will be acted upon by an element manipulation or modification tool. When you finish dragging an element to the Attributes toolbox, the element will be in this selected state and displayed with handles
to indicate its selection.
It is possible to select multiple elements with the Element Selection
tool. However, dragging multiple selected elements to the Attributes toolbox will change the setting in question only if all of the selected elements share the same attribute — for example, they all have the same line weight.