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    select multiple files with mouse in nautilus?

    On my desktop I can click, move the mouse to draw a rectangle, and when I release the mouse button everything that was inside the rectangle is now selected. I can't do that in Nautilus (3.4.1), can I enable it?
    Last edited by kurja; April 17th, 2012 at 05:59 PM. Reason: Turns out I can do that in icon view. Is it possible in list view?

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    Re: select multiple files with mouse in nautilus?

    I think that rectangular selection is possible only in the Icon View.

    But in the other views, you can use the Control or Shift key in conjunction with the left mouse button to make a multiple selection.
    Last edited by Dave_L; April 17th, 2012 at 06:23 PM.

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    Re: select multiple files with mouse in nautilus?

    you can select range by shift-clicking and you can add 1-by-1 to the selection with ctrl.

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    Re: select multiple files with mouse in nautilus?

    thanks, I'm aware of those methods. however sometimes it would be more convenient to select using only the mouse.

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