Selecting multiple files by mouse

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jadO
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Selecting multiple files by mouse

Post 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.
chris2020
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Re: Selecting multiple files by mouse

Post by chris2020 »

I second this.
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xnview
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Re: Selecting multiple files by mouse

Post by xnview »

Problem is when you click on a file, drag&drop starts
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unqltango
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Re: Selecting multiple files by mouse

Post by unqltango »

I'd rather keep drag'n'drop as default operation.

How about some "rectangle mode hotkey" + mouse drag to draw a rectangle?
jadO
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Re: Selecting multiple files by mouse

Post 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.
dandv
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No shift+click?

Post by dandv »

I know this is an old topic, but it's the one that shows up at the top of Google search results.

I used Shift+click to select multiple items, but the background of the thumbnails doesn't change in any way. I can't easily see which images I've selected. The only indication is in the status bar.

Initially I thought Shift+Click didn't work.

I'm on KDE. Is there some setting for the selection color that I couldn't find?

UPDATE: If I look very closely, I can see a border around selected images, but on my 4K screen, this is really hard to see, and my vision isn't as it used to be 20 years ago :(
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