Ubuntu – Select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard

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My workflow relies almost a 100% on the keyboard. Therefore I would like to be able to select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard. I know that:

  • I can select multiple consecutive files pressing down shift at the first item and the go down with the arrow keys until the last item.
  • I can select multiple non-consecutive files pressing down ctrl and clicking on each desired item with the mouse.

I would like to replace the mouse-clickings with something easy on the keyboard…any suggestions?

Best Answer

  • When you keep holding down the ctrl key and press space you can move around with the arrow keys and select no consectuive files. Only downside of that, at least for me is, i dont have a file selection when moving and have to count the files, but that can be the case that im using an pretty old Laptop.