In Glyphsapp, I want to hold down a certain shortcut key to darg select multiple components/smart components, but at the same time not select any anchor points or handles. Is there a way to achieve this?
You can hold down the Option ⌥ key while dragging to select both paths and components.
There is not key combination to select only components. You could use a script that removes any paths from the current selection; that way you would first select both components and paths and then use a shortcut to trigger the script that deselects the paths.
Can you post screenshots of how your glyphs look (which parts are components and which are paths)? Often, it’s better to build a glyphs from just paths or just components.