How to Lasso-select multiple files in Nautilus using the mouse in List-View?
Is there some way that Nautilus can be made to select multiple files as a Rectangle-select action of the mouse (Lassoo style) in the list view? Compact and Icons view work ok.
I don’t think this is possible because of the nature of this view.
However: to select multiple files I suggest you learn the Shift keyboard shortcut for selecting files “in a row” and Ctrl for selecting individual files “all over the place” as it were. You’ll quickly pick these up.
See this upstream bug report.
This is a highly commented bug (see bug report link from htorque above) for which it appears a Nautilus developer is active in.
However it seems it is not a bug that is likely to be resolved anytime soon, this is a dissapointing shock that the Gnome file manager is crippled in what seems a basic function!
There appears to be a preliminary Patch fix
but I have no idea how to use it!
It is a shame that such a condesending response has been given (above by fluteflute) when clearly there is a genuine issue with Nautilus, I guess using Thunar is another possible alternitive as lassoo selection in List View in Thunar (and probably other File managers too)
The fact that this issue still exists, makes me hate people that much more. Utterly disappointing and embarrassing for the devs.