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Windows 7: Mouse File Selection Marquee

22 Feb 2017   #1
abc2017

Windows 8.1
 
 
Mouse File Selection Marquee

Is there a way to select files using mouse / marquee like it's done in XP?
In Windows 7/8, the marquee selects all across the page including date modified, type, size ect, whereas in XP only the name is selected - as in pics.

thanks








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24 Feb 2017   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

What difference does the selection method make?
What can you do in XP, that you can't in W7 (and/or vice versa)?
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04 Mar 2017   #3
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abc2017 View Post
Is there a way to select files using mouse / marquee like it's done in XP?
In Windows 7/8, the marquee selects all across the page including date modified, type, size ect, whereas in XP only the name is selected - as in pics.

thanks

Are you trying to copy the file list to somewhere? Then the extra columns WOULD be a nuisance. You could just paste it into your document, then select the area that you don't want and click the DELETE key.

In XP, I had a utility called Karen's Directory Printer, which printed just plain text lists of all the files in a folder. I don't know if it works on Win 7, because the developer died some years ago.
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04 Mar 2017   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Folder Options X

Maybe "Folder Options X" can do what you want.

Here is a gHacks link:
Folder Options X: enable hidden Windows Explorer settings - gHacks Tech News
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05 Mar 2017   #5
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Maybe "Folder Options X" can do what you want.

Here is a gHacks link:
Folder Options X: enable hidden Windows Explorer settings - gHacks Tech News
I downloaded Folder Options X for a test. It'll do what the OP is looking for.
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