At QGIS 3.12.3, I need to group the two items highlighted in this screenshot:

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According to the QGIS documentation: "To create a group of items, select more than one and press the Group button..." [Emphasis added]

But how do I select more than one item?

Here's what I've tried:

In my example above, I select the first item by clicking on either one of the two, which highlights it. I then ctrl-click the second item. But that just switches the selection and highlights the second item; it is not added to the selection. Same thing when I try shift-click.

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You need to select the items from the layout itself and then go to the main menu -> Item -> Group, and it will group the items selected.

The following animation will make it clear on how to group items:

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