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When looking at the desktop. If I hold down the left mouse button and move the pointer around, I can form the outline of any size of square or rectangle, as soon as I release the mouse button the form vanishes. Can anyone tell me what the purpose of this feature is supposed to be? I've been told once by someone that its supposed to be a way to click on more than one desktop icon at a time (hold the mouse button down, move the square/rectangle over the selected icons and release), but I've tried that and it doesn't work.
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When you create a rectangle, and some objects (like icons) are within the limits of the rectangle they all get SELECTED - ie they receive a different color (depends on your desktop setup).
You can try by right-clicking ONE of the objects, and in the menu you can select "copy". Then, when you right-click some folder, and choose "paste" you will get a copy of ALL the objects selected using the "loop" (rectangle).
Do not forget to erase the copied object, to keep your machine "clean".Yoram.
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