Little known Explorer feature in Vista

I was chatting to someone last night about how they liked Vista as their dad hadn't rung him for months since he got a new laptop with Vista on it.  I concurred that there are some good new features such as the option to multi select files without the nightmare of Shift+Click or Ctrl+Click, which is really hard for my dad to master. 

However, the guy I was talking to didn't know about the option as it is off by default, so here is how to enable it.  In explorer, go to Tools Options, View tab, and tick the option Use check boxes to select items;

Use check boxes to select items

Then when you browse a folder contents in Explorer there is a 'blank' single column where you can start selecting files with check boxes;

Checkbox selection in action

Job done!

Print | posted on Thursday, September 4, 2008 3:08 PM

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