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Old 01-02-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
dulanja
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Cannot select multiple files using Ctrl + left click


Hi,

In Ubuntu 9.10 I cannot select multiple files using Ctrl+left mouse click. It can't be done in OpenOffice.org Writer as well. Can't select multiple words using that key combination.

But it works fine with the desktop icons.

Is it an issue with Compiz? Any ideas?

Really appreciate your help. Thanks!
 
Old 01-03-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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dulanja,

Try Shift+LeftMouseButton, also Shift+RightMouseButton.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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keyboard layout..

try another keyboard layout, refer to the english US keyboard layout and try again?its just an guess cause am new to linux.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 03:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by dulanja View Post
Hi,

In Ubuntu 9.10 I cannot select multiple files using Ctrl+left mouse click. It can't be done in OpenOffice.org Writer as well. Can't select multiple words using that key combination.

But it works fine with the desktop icons.

Is it an issue with Compiz? Any ideas?

Really appreciate your help. Thanks!
So it doesn't work in Nautilus (GNOME's default file manager)?
 
Old 01-05-2010, 09:24 AM   #5
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Try Shift+LeftMouseButton, also Shift+RightMouseButton.
malekmustaq, Shift+LeftMouseButton selects multiple adjacent files as it's intended for. And Shift+RightMouseButton does the same job as the Ctrl+LeftMouseButton, but it pops out the file menu at each click. At least I can get the job done from that! Thanks a lot for pointing that out


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try another keyboard layout, refer to the english US keyboard layout and try again?its just an guess cause am new to linux.
vastvet, i'm pretty sure that key combination worked fine earlier. I noticed that issue only after configuring Compiz. That's why I guessed it may be something to do with that. I checked many key bindings in it, but failed to find any conflicts. Thanks for your suggesion.


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So it doesn't work in Nautilus (GNOME's default file manager)?
MTK358, yes, and in OpenOffice.org Writer as well. I didn't check it in other applications of that suite.
 
  


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