What's New in Vista - File Select Check Box

Choosing multiple files and folders has been possible in Windows for as long as I can remember. Hold the CTRL key and choose the files and/or folders. Pretty simple, but there has to be an easier way right? Thankfully in Vista there is! A very minor, but in my opinion very useful, new option in […]

Choosing multiple files and folders has been possible in Windows for as long as I can remember. Hold the CTRL key and choose the files and/or folders. Pretty simple, but there has to be an easier way right?

Thankfully in Vista there is! A very minor, but in my opinion very useful, new option in Explorer is the abiltity the enable check boxes to select items. No more holding the CTRL key while selecting the files and/or folders, just enable this feature and check the box next to the files and/or folders you wish to select. How do you enable this feature? Simple, open up the Folder Option applet in Control Panel and choose the View tab. Scroll down the list until you see Use check boxes to select items and check the box.