shift ctrl key combination by marking files

Bug #1455873 reported by Carsten Holzmüller on 2015-05-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Thunar does not support the <shift>+<ctrl> key combination by marking files.

Expected behavior:
Keep the current markings and add a new range to it. The start is the last selected file, the end is the clicked file.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: thunar 1.6.6-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-16.16-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-16-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun May 17 11:08:05 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-23 (935 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: thunar
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2015-04-30 (16 days ago)

this is a behaviour that i got used to back in time while using windows and its file browser the explorer. Not everyone might have discovered it but i did and used it extensively when dealing with large number of files.

expected behaviour:

* shift+click to select a range of files
* ctrl+click to add files to selection one by one
* ctrl+shift+click to add a range of files to the selection. range starts from the last selected file to the clicked one. it can also deselect a range in case they are selected, just like what ctrl+click does with a single file

Thunar behaviour

* shift+click: OK
* ctrl+click: OK
* ctrl+shift+click: works like ctrl+click, affects single files.

I dont know if this can be filed as a bug but i think Thunar must be compatible with general behaviour that people are used to. therfore i chose to submit it as a bug.

Yes, I'm missing this too. It's a little unexpected since everywhere else it's working that way I think.

Still reproducible on Thunar 1.6.3.

Changed in thunar:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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