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Nemo - Windowed File Selection

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:00 pm
by Questions1010
(I apologize if this is not the right place to mention something about Nemo file explorer)
When in the file view mode called "Compact View" you are able to select multiple files by clicking and holding down the left button on your mouse and then dragging to create a selection window highlight of multiple files.
This feature is not available in the "List View" which may be nice to have there as well.

This is something that Windows OS offers which is why I am used to it / mentioning it, Linux users may not find this as useful?
I can see why this is not currently available, because in "List View" in Linux Mint the selection of a single file happens automatically when left clicking on anywhere in the file / folder row. In Windows if you select the file / folder by its name then you can drag that single item, but the blank space to the right of the file / folder names allows you to left mouse click and drag a selection window as I am requesting.

I am aware that you can use keyboard buttons to select files in various ways, but this provides a mouse based way to select multiple files if needed.
Just thought I would mention it.

Re: Nemo - Windowed File Selection

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:29 pm
by xenopeek
Please always test with latest version before submitting feature requests. Testing on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon, the drag to select also works in list view.

As noted on your other issues, this forum isn't for ideas about improving software. You would post feature requests for Nemo on, after checking with the latest version and checking no open or closed issues exist that match or relate to your idea.

In any case, is sounds like you should upgrade to Linux Mint 19 :mrgreen:

Re: Nemo - Windowed File Selection

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:31 pm
by Questions1010
Thank you very much for being patient with me and responding to each one of my posts.
I fully understand that you are right that it is best to test things on the latest version, I have just been holding off from installing Linux Mint 19 until it is out of beta mode.
Once the beta testing is complete, I will give all these suggestions I mentioned a try in the new version of Mint.

Thank you again

Re: Nemo - Windowed File Selection

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:21 pm
by JosephM
The ability to lasso select in the nemo list view is new in Mint 19.