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Selecting multiple files by mouse

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:42 am
by jadO
Current: Use left mouse button, hold down in free space drag the rectangle over the files to select
Bad: Need to find free area first
Solution: Remove requirement of free area. Ideally click anywhere even onto a file, keep mouse button pressed and drag the rectangle around the files you want. As left mouse button might be occupied for moving/copying, right mouse button would be perfect for this.

Re: Selecting multiple files by mouse

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:50 am
by chris2020
I second this.

Re: Selecting multiple files by mouse

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:03 pm
by xnview
Problem is when you click on a file, drag&drop starts

Re: Selecting multiple files by mouse

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:59 am
by unqltango
I'd rather keep drag'n'drop as default operation.

How about some "rectangle mode hotkey" + mouse drag to draw a rectangle?

Re: Selecting multiple files by mouse

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:44 pm
by jadO
xnview wrote: Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:03 pm Problem is when you click on a file, drag&drop starts
Have you changed something? Because of this: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=40065

When I press CTRL in my Xnviemp then I have the selection rectangle even if the mouse is over a file.
However as stated in the bug report, copy does not work any more and it whould be better to have CTRL for copy and SHIFT for the rectangle.