Ok, I'm going to share a really useful keyboard shortcut, and see if you all know a few more.
Tab and shift-tab will let you cycle through all your objects including the hidden ones so you can select them. If you haven't been very dilligent with layers or can't grab a thin part of an object on the canvas, maybe that will help.
But I'm looking for a shortcut that will let me back out of movie clips and groups instead of having to click on that back button. Do you know. So when you are in a movie clip, seems like you should be able to ctrl-shift-something to get back to the main canvas.
if you know any others, please share.