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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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4.6. Select Files Using Check Boxes

You can make it easier to select files with some mouse types by turning on a Windows 7 feature that enables you to select files using check boxes.

Windows 7 gives you several methods for selecting multiple files. For example, you can select consecutive files by clicking the first file, pressing and holding the Shift key, and then clicking the last file. Similarly, you can press and hold the Ctrl key and click each file you want to select.

The easiest and therefore the most common method that people use to select multiple, contiguous files is to click and drag the mouse pointer over the files. However, this technique is difficult with certain mouse types, such as the trackball mouse or the trackpad that you ...

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