Re: Selecting Files

Joshua Hendrickson

I have always selected files using control space bar. I have never
used shift down arrow or anything like that. Also, if you are in a
folder and you want to select all the files in that folder, just hit
control a and then everything in that folder is selected.

On 1/6/21, Gene <> wrote:
The tutorial omits something important. If you move to the top of the list,

the item you have moved to is selected. If you hold control and you don't
want it selected, you should press space on that item

-----Original Message-----
From: hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2021 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Selecting Files


is the following tutorial from off my website is what he is wanting. It is
for windows explorer.

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 Spacebar to select or

unselect hightlighted files. Each time you press the Spacebar on an
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 whether it is selected or unselected. As you arrow down the

list of files, 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.

You can grab an NVDA add-on to tell you how many files have been selected
until Windows fixes this problem. You will need to use the NVDA key and the

End key to see how many file were selected. Please visit the following link

Gene nz

On 7/01/2021 11:58 am, Sascha Cowley via wrote:
You should not need to use Ctrl while doing this; Shift + ↓ will extend a
continuous selection. Using Ctrl + Shift + ↓ seems to continue a
non-continuous selection from the last selected item (IE the one nearest
above where you are in the list). With that in mind, are you trying to use
Ctrl+Shift+↓ in a list view where nothing is selected? If so, try pressing
Space on the item you want to be the first selected item, then using

Joshua Hendrickson

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