[Thunar-dev] multiple selection in icon view

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Apr 3 15:34:30 CEST 2006

Matt McClinch wrote:
> Hi Benny,
> I don't completely agree with the way Thunar handles multiple
> selection of files in icon view.  For example, if I select a file and
> then shift+click another file, I am not trying to define a selection
> rectangle, but rather specify the first and last objects in a
> contiguous region of the list.  Try this: select a file, and then
> press shift+right arrow repeatedly, and watch what happens to the
> selection as the cursor moves to the next row.  Not exactly what I
> would expect, and not at all what I intend.

This is a sideeffect of the right-arrow navigation. Shift-selection is
always supposed to select the items between the "anchor item" and the
"cursor item". I can't think of another solution, except blocking
shift+right on the last item in a row.

> I had some observations about the selection rectangle itself, but
> since the idea of a "rectangle of files" doesn't make sense to me, I
> won't bother you with them.  If it works fine for the people who use
> it, then it's probably not broken.

I don't quite get what you mean here.

> Matt


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