Feature request: Multi-select (range of) files by long tap all

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Feature request: Multi-select (range of) files by long tap all

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Ok, I can multi-select many files by
- long tap at the leading thumbnail left of the first file
- then mark "Select files" from context menu
- put checkmarks on all wanted files.

This procedure is very unusual.
I use it only occasionally and forgot oftentimes how to do this multi-select.
So I had to dig in my notes to get the exact procedure.

This is tedious, annoying and not necessary.

Why can TotalCommander treat the multi-select of files not as almost all other programs by long tap (=add it to the selecting set) and long-tap to remove it again?

Herewith I open officially a feature request to adjust multi-selection of files in TotalCommander to the "usual" way (at least optional)

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Re: Feature request: Multi-select (range of) files by long tap all

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pstein,
You can tap the icon of any file to select / unselect it.

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Re: Feature request: Multi-select (range of) files by long tap all

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2pstein
Ok, I can multi-select many files by
- long tap at the leading thumbnail left of the first file
- then mark "Select files" from context menu
- put checkmarks on all wanted files.
After choosing "Select files" in the context menu, you can just tap on the last file - and all the files between the first and the last file will get selected - you don't have to "put checkmarks on all wanted files" - but maybe what I wrote was what you meant?

I guess the current solution with a context menu is there because TC cannot know whether you want to select files or to Remove selection from files.
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Re: Feature request: Multi-select (range of) files by long tap all

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The "tap on the last file" works only if all the files are in one consecutive sequence without gap(s).
What if I wan to select the 2nd, 5th,6th and 11th file?

"TC cannot know whether you want to select files or to Remove selection from files"

Thats no reason. Other programs/apps use a toggle mode:

- Tap on selected file ---> file will be unselected (again)
- Tap on unselected file ---> file will be selected (again)
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Re: Feature request: Multi-select (range of) files by long tap all

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2pstein
- Tap on selected file ---> file will be unselected (again)
- Tap on unselected file ---> file will be selected (again)
TC does the same - just (short)tap on the icon - not the filename.
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Re: Feature request: Multi-select (range of) files by long tap all

Post by *ghisler(Author) »

The "tap on the last file" works only if all the files are in one consecutive sequence without gap(s).
No, you can select multiple ranges of files this way:
1. Long tap on the icon of the first file of the first range and choose select
2. Short tap on the last file to select the first range
3. Long tap on the icon of the first file of the second range and choose select
4. Short tap on the last file to select the second range
This is only meant to select larger amounts of files. To select just a few files, just short tap on their icons.
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