Selecting folders / files like in Windows Explorer

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Selecting folders / files like in Windows Explorer

#1 Post by Forez » 13.05.2016, 18:08

This screenshot shows how selecting works in Windows Explorer [although a mouse pointer is missing because Print Screen doesn't capture it]:

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As you can see, I can select with a mouse while being "in a middle" of folders. And you can not do such a selection in FreeCommander. Why???

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Re: Selecting folders / files like in Windows Explorer

#2 Post by afh » 13.05.2016, 19:02

it works for me.


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Re: Selecting folders / files like in Windows Explorer

#3 Post by Forez » 13.05.2016, 19:25

afh wrote:it works for me.
Could you upload your config, please?

So that I can try it and see if this behavior comes out of settings? If I'll get your results [behavior] then I will look for differences

And if not then this will qualify as a bug. I know one long time FC user who also can't select like in Windows Explorer

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Re: Selecting folders / files like in Windows Explorer

#4 Post by Dreamer » 13.05.2016, 20:42

Settings > select items > general > [v] theme off (also [v] enable sel. per mouse dragging), then restart FC.

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Re: Selecting folders / files like in Windows Explorer

#5 Post by Timon » 14.05.2016, 17:17

Settings > select items > general > [v] theme off (also [v] enable sel. per mouse dragging), then restart FC.
NC-Mode is used.
There is no need to select [v] theme off (works without it for me)
But it is important to [v] enable sel. per mouse dragging.

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Re: Selecting folders / files like in Windows Explorer

#6 Post by Dreamer » 15.05.2016, 18:43

It doesn't work here, I can select multiple files, but just when starting from free space, try to rename one of those files to long name and then try again.

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Re: Selecting folders / files like in Windows Explorer

#7 Post by Forez » 16.05.2016, 20:58

Timon wrote:
Settings > select items > general > [v] theme off (also [v] enable sel. per mouse dragging), then restart FC.
NC-Mode is used.
There is no need to select [v] theme off (works without it for me)
But it is important to [v] enable sel. per mouse dragging.
Without "theme off" selected it works only for the right mouse button [if it of course is selected in the NC panel]

I've played a bit with those settings but it seems that they can't be set in such a way [at the same time]:
- with LMB you select only single file
- with LMB you select more files only using CTRL / SHIFT
- with LMB you can move selected files
- with RMB you selected files bring up [coping / moving] shell menu
- with RMB you select files in sticky mode [without CTRL / SHIFT]
- single RMB still brings up shell menu

So basically I would like to retain all that normal Windows behavior but add sticky selection under RMB [replace default the ordinary RMB selection]

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Re: Selecting folders / files like in Windows Explorer

#8 Post by Forez » 23.09.2017, 13:29

How about utilizing the middle mouse button?

http://forum.freecommander.com/viewtopi ... =20&t=8189

If it could be configured independently from how the left and right work, then this issue with selecting would be gone

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