Sticky file selection

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McSwell
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Sticky file selection

#1 Post by McSwell » 17.10.2008, 01:56

I would like the ability to retain the selection on files I click. Right now I can do this with <CTRL>-click, but if I'm selecting lots of files (like weeding out bad photos I downloaded from my camera, using either Thumbnails or Quick View), it becomes tedious to hold that control key down. And if I forget once, then I lose all my selections.

There is another file manager program, xplorer2, that has this capability; you toggle it with the "Mark | Sticky selection" command.

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#2 Post by matera » 17.10.2008, 02:12

I agree, that would be very useful sometimes. You don't want to know the words I say when I lose a big selection :D

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#3 Post by Fad » 17.10.2008, 09:46

I also agree this could be very useful sometimes :)

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#4 Post by Dreamer » 18.10.2008, 22:29

+1

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#5 Post by TsunamiZ » 30.10.2008, 13:09

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#6 Post by 14u24me » 31.10.2008, 16:10

To realize that, it would be fine to klick the first file with STRG+SHIFT und FC remembers this.

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#7 Post by wkrekik » 02.11.2008, 16:47

The NC-mode selection provides sticky selection function (settings>select item>NC-mode)

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#8 Post by McSwell » 02.11.2008, 23:28

wkrekik wrote:
> The NC-mode selection provides sticky selection function

Thanks, I didn't realize that! ('NC-Mode' is not exactly mnemonic to me; I have used a *lot* of file managers over the years--I think Lotus Magellan was the first one--but I'm afraid Norton Commander wasn't one of them.)

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#9 Post by blackbox » 03.11.2008, 16:03

Maybe it would be more user friendly to rename the option to "Sticky selection mode (like Norton Commander)" instead of "NC-mode"?

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#10 Post by McSwell » 03.11.2008, 17:26

Agree--something with the phrase "Sticky selection" would be easier to understand. I would not object to it mentioning NC, although to be honest, even if I had used NC, I doubt that I would remember that it had a sticky selection capability. (I don't remember what capabilities Lotus Magellan had. Maybe that's just because I'm getting senile--but I suppose that if I were not this old and feeble, I wouldn't have been using Magellan :-!)

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