Author Topic: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?  (Read 2257 times)

Schlaffie

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When I want to select many files with the mouse button pressed, there is no automatic scrolling down when the window frame is reached.
I cannot select more files than are visible in the window.
What can I do?

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2022, 07:49:30 »
If you have commander styled mouse/key setup.. then you have toggle selection on right button.. and it will scroll.
You can hold right button down and go up / down to select
 Explorer Panel Settings > Mouse Config >
For Right Button click, set to Toggle Selection

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2022, 12:34:01 »
Sorry but I do not understand :-\.

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2022, 12:39:19 »
If you selected commander styled setup at first start of MC you get that setup.

But you can change that in mouse settings even if you selected WinExplorer settings at startup


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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2022, 12:50:14 »
I am too stupid. I do not find this setting.

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2022, 13:05:19 »
Menu > Configuration >  Explorer Panel Settings > Mouse Config

Or if you want to switch to Commander style setup there is a quick way
Menu > Configuration > Quick Look'n'Feel setup > Commander style look'n' feel.
Then you can check if that is the way you want mouse selection to work

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2022, 17:34:35 »
That would work, but overrides my other mouse settings. For example, dragging with the right mouse button.
Why can't I just select and scroll with the left mouse button pressed? Would be so easy!

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2022, 18:09:06 »
That would work, but overrides my other mouse settings. For example, dragging with the right mouse button.
Why can't I just select and scroll with the left mouse button pressed? Would be so easy!
That would collide with how you normally start a drag operation
« Last Edit: October 31, 2022, 18:10:48 by Mathias (Author) »

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2022, 18:43:42 »
In Windows Explorer and Speedcommander it works too!
Too bad!

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2022, 08:30:03 »
In Windows Explorer and Speedcommander it works too!
Too bad!
I never seen that in Windows Explorer. How do you enable that in Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer will start to drag item with with left button.

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2022, 11:52:10 »
Exactly all with the left mouse button.
I click on the first file I want to select, hold down the mouse button and drag down.
The dragging stops at the bottom. (in the Multi Commander)

In Windows Explorer it keeps scrolling until I stop or the file list ends.
This is what I need.

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2022, 07:59:44 »
Exactly all with the left mouse button.
I click on the first file I want to select, hold down the mouse button and drag down.
The dragging stops at the bottom. (in the Multi Commander)

In Windows Explorer it keeps scrolling until I stop or the file list ends.
This is what I need.

If I do that in Windows Explorer it starts to drag the file. How do you turn that on in Windows Explorer ?

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2022, 10:52:51 »
Sorry I expressed myself wrong.
Do not click on the file, but behind it in the free space.
Then drag down with pressed mouse button to mark.
This has always been the case and you don't have to set anything extra.

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2022, 11:18:08 »
Ahh you select using "lasso" / selection rectangle..  Yes MC have that too, but it does not currently autoscroll when coming to the end

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2022, 12:16:39 »
Just this little feature would be great! Autoscroll when coming to the end.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2022, 12:18:11 by Schlaffie »

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2022, 14:14:32 »
Can this be implemented?

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2022, 17:46:35 »
everything can.. it just a matter of time
Currently my time to spend on MC is limited, and there are other things at the top of the list I want to do first

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2022, 02:42:43 »
I am not sure I fully understand what OP (Schlaffie), but let me try asking this:

When I want to select a range of files beyond what is visible, I click on the first file to select.  Then, WITHOUT HOLDING DOWN THE MOUSE BUTTON, I scroll down to the last file I want selected.  (By this time, the originally selected file has scroll off the top of the window and is no longer visible.)  I hold down Shift and then click on the last file I want to select.  Multi-Commander selects all the files from the first up to and including the last file.

Does that work for you?  I use a Commander-style interface, not an Explorer-style interface; not sure if that makes a difference.  Possibly it is not what you are used to, and you are looking to do it your way specifically rather than there being a possible way to do it.  But definitely you can mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Mark more files with the mouse than are visible in the window?
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2022, 18:43:06 »
Hello,
that is a possibility, but it does not help me. I am used to mark everything with the mouse. All without keyboard.
I have only one arm and it is problematic to use mouse and keyboard at the same time.