I believe to recall that in the past I was able to use the same mouse behaviour as when moving a file with drag&drop +modifier key to then generate a symbolic link at the place of where I otherwise would have moved the file to. I cannot find this anymore (but maybe my mind betrays me and this was in my earlier incarnation as an OSX user). And using Ctrl+Shift+M seems like an unnecessary, unintuitive step in between.
Note: under X windows it works as described in How to create a shortcut to a folder to Documents. but under Wayland it does not seem to work.
One question: is it already possible within Nautilus to achieve what I am looking for and if so how? Other question: if not, can I configure Nautilus to do this?
Or: should this be a feature request to the developers?