Selecting Files

     

You select files from the thumbnail view (the area of the screen with thumbnails) by using the mouse or keyboard.

Using the Mouse to Select Files

You can use a mouse to select a file or group of files. Before you can select files, they must be visible in the thumbnail view.

To select a file:

Click the filename or thumbnail.

To select multiple items in sequence:

1.Click the first file you want to select.
2.Press the SHIFT key while you click the last file to select.

To select two or more file out of sequence:

Press and hold CTRL while you click on each file.

To cancel the selection of a file:

Press and hold CTRL while you click the selected file.

Using the Keyboard to Select Files

 

You can use the keyboard to select a file or group of files. Before you can select files, they must be visible in the thumbnail view.

Use the following keys to select a file or folder.

Press

To select

Up, Down

A file above or below the current selection.

End

The last file in the list.

Home

The first file in the list.

PageUp

The file at the top of the previous screen.

PageDown

The file at the bottom of the next screen.

To select two or more items in sequence:

1.Use the up or down arrows to move to the first file that you want to select.
2.Press and hold SHIFT while continuing use the arrow keys to move to the last file to be selected.

To select two or more items out of sequence:

1.Use the arrow keys to move to the first file that you want to select.
2.Press and hold CTRL while continuing use the arrow keys to move to the next file to be selected.
3.Press the SPACEBAR (continue to hold CTRL) to select each file.

To cancel the selection of a file:

1.Press and hold CTRL.
2.Move to the selection that you want (by using the arrow keys) to cancel and then press the SPACEBAR.