There is a feature I LOVE in Windows 7, and probably Vista but I was lucky enough to skip right over that phase… , is to put check boxes next to all icons. That way you can select multiple files, folders, or shortcuts without having to hold down the CTL key while doing it. You will simply be able to click on check boxes next to the desired icons.
This is such a GREAT feature, but for some reason Windows does not have it as a default feature after installation. In this post I will show you how to enable it on your version of Windows 7. Here goes!
- First you have to open a Windows Explorer window.
- Click on the Organize drop down list.
- Click on Folder and Search Options
- Click on the View Tab
- Scroll down and find the selection labeled: Use check boxes to select items
- Then all you need to do is MAKE SURE you click on the “Apply” box followed by “OK”.
Then, whenever you hover over any icon on your screens, you should see a small check box in the upper left hand corner of the icon. You can click in this check box for that icon only, or hover over other icons and click them. This will select multiple files and folders to do your desired task.
Hope this helps! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know.