Re: Selecting Files


Control shift down arrow is never used in moving through lists. it is the wrong command to use for the purpose originally asked about and it is never used in moving in a list in general.
When I use it with NVDA, I can move down the list but the selected or not selected status of an item is not spoken and nothing is either selected or unselected.

Control down arrow will tell you the status of items as you move. If an item is selected, selected is not spoken. If an item isn't selected, unselected is spoken. At least that is the case with NVDA. These movement commands are Windows commands, not screen-reader commands. Windows has no purpose or function for control shift when moving through a list.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mullins
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Selecting Files


It’s not the wrong command, you just need to understand how it works. Control+shift+Down Arrow checks the selection status of the file in focus and applies the same selection status to files traversed by subsequent presses of the command. When you first enter File Explorer, focus is on the top file of the list but the file is not selected, so subsequent presses of Control+Shift+Down Arrow did not select any files. Had Control+Spacebar been pressed first to select the top file, subsequent files traversed would also have been selected. This functionality makes it a more ergonomic command to use than the Control+DownArrow and Control+Spacebar to select command combination in situations where you are mostly selecting non-contiguous blocks of files.



From: Gene
Sent: 06 January 2021 23:35
Subject: Re: [nvda] Selecting Files

It’s the wrong command. In a list, when you are selecting using shift, just

use shift.


----Original Message-----

From: Christopher Gray

Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2021 4:44 PM


Subject: [nvda] Selecting Files


When I use ctrl+shft+downarrow or ctrl+shft+downarrow to select one or more

files, nothing is selected. I have tried changing scroll lock, testing my

keyboard under Windows 10 and other MS suggestions but to no avail. Any

thoughts here?

Many thanks.


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