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Bug 762398 - Allow Ctrl+Shift+Click in GTK_SELECTION_MULTIPLE to select additional ranges
Allow Ctrl+Shift+Click in GTK_SELECTION_MULTIPLE to select additional ranges
Product: gtk+
Classification: Platform
Component: Widget: GtkTreeView
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gtktreeview-bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-21 12:37 UTC by xyzdragon
Modified: 2018-05-02 16:58 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

expected behavior (52.47 KB, image/gif)
2016-02-21 12:37 UTC, xyzdragon
What really happens (51.31 KB, image/gif)
2016-02-21 12:37 UTC, xyzdragon

Description xyzdragon 2016-02-21 12:37:12 UTC
Created attachment 321773 [details]
expected behavior

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


* shift+click: OK
* ctrl+click: OK
* ctrl+shift+click: works like ctrl+click, affects only single files instead of adding a range.

See also the attached animated gif of what I want and this bug:
Comment 1 xyzdragon 2016-02-21 12:37:48 UTC
Created attachment 321774 [details]
What really happens
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2016-02-22 00:35:39 UTC
I don't think we'll change longstanding treeview selection behavior at this point.
Comment 3 xyzdragon 2016-02-22 19:24:44 UTC
@Matthias: That's too bad ... I don't think it should break anything, though. Maybe add this in GTK3 (if it isn't already)?

I realize, this is not the right place, but could you tell me then instead, if there is any way to easily add this feature from a outside of GTK e.g. Thunar without completely rewriting a multiple-select-logic?
Because, while GTK_SELECTION_MULTIPLE is being done, gtk_tree_view_get_path_at_pos (tree_view, event->x, event->y, &path, &column, NULL, NULL) doesn't seem to return a meaningful path (it returns NULL) which would be needed to set selections manually. Also I would need an anchor meaning the last selection in order to select all between.

Maybee I'm just talking gibberish. I never programmed with GTK before, I just tried to find a quickfix for that Thunar/GTK-bug because I'm used to shift+ctrl+click from Windows.
Comment 4 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-02 16:58:11 UTC
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