Re: NVDA and current selection in file explorer


Gene
 

If you open a folder and don't move you will be at the top and nothing is selected. If you hold the control key and move nothing will be selected until you select it.
If you issue a command to move to the top even if you are already there and nothing was selected before, the first file will be selected. If you want nothing selected open file explorer, open the folder you want to work in and don't move until you are holding control. Or, if you want to make sure nothing is selected, perhaps you have been working in the folder already, press home to be sure you are at the top. The first file is selected.
Hold control and press the space bar. You will hear the the file is now unselected.
Then continue to down arrow still holding control until you get to a file you want to select. Follow the rest of the instructions.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:36 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and current selection in file explorer

Hi


The following will help so you know when it is selected or not and the
add on will tell you how many were high lighted etc.


Do not worry about the spelling mistakes they will be fixed up before
they go to my website.



*Selecting and unselecting files in file explorer
when you go into a folder in file explorer you might only want to copy
certain files out of that folder. They might not be together or in a
group. to copy only certain files out of the folder if there are heaps
of them you will need to do the following.
it would be easier to go to the top of the folder so you can see all the
files below. Now hold down the CTRL key then use the space bar to select
or unselect hightlight files. Each time you press the space bar on a
unselected file it will then become selected. Work your way down the
files you want and select them with the spacebar while still holding the
CTRL key.
You should hear wheather it is select or unselected. as you arrow down
the list of files.r To confirm which ones you selected while still
holding down the CTRL key go to the top of the folder then arrow down
the list. If it only says the name of the song it is selected but if it
says the name of the song and unselected then you know it is not.
Usually the status bar can be read with the NVDA key + END key but not
at present.

Gene nz



On 18/10/2020 12:27 pm, William Wong wrote:
Hi all,

In file explorer, after doing file or folder selection with shift up or down arrow, if I press num 5 key, it will only report the last item being selected.

After reading the user menu, it seemed that there is no way to report what are the items being selected?

Thanks,

William





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