Re: Selecting files without opening them in nautilus

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 02:23:31PM -0400, José Alburquerque wrote:
> POLONKAI Gergely wrote:
> >On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 11:26:29PM -0400, José Alburquerque wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>Hi. I have a simple question:  Is it possible to select a file in 
> >>nautilus without it automatically being open if my mouse behavior is to 
> >>open files on a single click?  Right now I'm running GNOME 2.8 (using 
> >>CentOS 4.3) and I love the great behavior of my desktop, but I'm 
> >>wondering if there's some mouse command or something that I'm not aware 
> >>of to select a file without it opening under the premise that my files 
> >>open on a single click.  Any suggestions?  TIA.
> >>
> >>Sincerely
> >>Jose Alburquerque
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> >>
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Sure! Make sure nothing else is selected (e.g click between two files),
> >then press and hold Ctrl key while single-clicking on the desired file.
> >
> >Regards,
> > 
> >
> Thanks for your reply!  My only problem is that I'm using the "list 
> view" of nautilus and not the "icon" view so I cannot click between two 
> files.  This is why I'd like to find a keyboard/mouse command that 
> unselects all other files except the one being "clicked" on.  Have you 
> ever used the list view with a lot of files in a small nautilus window?  
> There's no where to click in the window to unselect files that have been 
> selected.  Do you understand what I mean?  But thanks!
> -Jose
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After experiencing a bit I found only one, although very "hard" solution
to your problem. Press the up or down key, so now you have only one item
selected. With Ctrl-click or Ctrl-Space you can unselect it, and now you
can select a single file with another Ctrl-click.
Another method may be when you right click on the desired item and press
Esc to disband the popup menu. Just be creative :)

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