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Hotmail - select multiple messages

As far as I am concerned there is no way to multi-select adjacent messages in the new hotmail.
You have to use the mouse to individually select each message.

If I click the top message, hold down the shift key and click the bottom message all that happens is that a new browser tab opens up.

Has anybody found a way to mutli-select a group of messages.
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lazydaisy216Commented:
I haven't found a way to do that. When I looked in their help pages they explained that selecting the check boxes was the way to select multiple messages. :(
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b0lsc0ttCommented:
Do you mean select without the mouse then?  You did see the checkbox in the right most column?  That will allow more than one message to be selected for some action like Delete, Move, etc.  If you do mean without a mouse then the expert above is right.  There isn't a way to do it in the newest Hotmail.
If you want to quickly select ALL messages with your mouse then click on the checkbox at the top of the checkbox column.  Of course the tab key and a space bar could be used to select checkboxes if you can't or don't want to use the mouse but I am not sure that is what you are asking either.  Hopefully one of our comments helps but otherwise please add details and elaborate on your question in your response.  If you have a question or need more info on what I have said then let me know.
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openshacAuthor Commented:
lazydaisy216, b0lsc0tt,

Thanks for the message, I have been able to select select multiple message and or all the messages in the new hotmail.

However in the old hotmail I was able to select a group of messages (say 10 adjacent messages) by selecting the first one (in the group) pressing shift and selecting the last one (in the group).  I have found no way doing this in the new hotmail.

Have you found a way of doing this?  To me there seems to be no such functionality anymore.
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lazydaisy216Commented:
I did understand what you meant, and I have not found a way to do that.
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b0lsc0ttCommented:
It seems like that is what you asked originally.  I don't really understand the first part of your response though.  Was that in reply to what I said or asked?  If so please clarify.  It would really help if you respond to what I asked.  Let me know if my response wasn't clear but it seems like both of our comments answered what you just asked again.  Let us know if you need some details or have a question about what I said.
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openshacAuthor Commented:
b0lsc0tt

Thanks for your post, sorry if I wasn't very clear - apologies.

So in response to your questions:
Do you mean select without the mouse then?
No, I'm happy to use the mouse
You did see the checkbox in the right most column?
Yes I did - difficult to miss really.

I am already familiar with the methods both you and lazydaisy216 have suggested (what I am looking to avoid is having to select each message in a set of messages, I am not interested in selected all the messages by checking the checkbox at the top of the messagebox column).

I want to select a group of adjacent items by selecting the top one and then selecting the last one as wass possible in the the old hotmail.  I have not found a way of doing this, to me there seems to be no such functionality anymore.

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b0lsc0ttCommented:
openshac,
Thanks for the response and sorry about the delay.  The clarification helped.  Feel free to give this a little more time to see if we are wrong but I believe the expert who first posted right, it can't be done in the current interface.  From your response it seems to be what you expect.  Remember this doesn't mean it won't be added again at some point to the new interface.  If it was a designed feature of the old then I have an idea they will want it again.  Right now though I see no way to do it, as lazydaisy216 has pointed out.
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openshacAuthor Commented:
OK then we all agree with my original post, it can't be done.
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b0lsc0ttCommented:
Not at this time.  It may be possible in the future but MS would need to provide the way to do it on the page.
Let us know if you have a question about closing this.  I'm glad we could help.
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b0lsc0ttCommented:
I'm going to post this as an objection but I am open to hear details if you still feel the delete is best.  There isn't a way to do what you want now in hotmail but this would seem to fit the case where that is the answer.  Sometime "you can't" is an answer. :)  You might've hoped for an answer but I am surprised by your effort to delete this.  It seemed from your last post that you accepted the answer from 2 experts that confirmed your own thoughts or fears.  If you do still want to delete this and not accept a comment(s) then please explain why that would be appropriate.
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openshacAuthor Commented:
b0lsc0tt,

Thanks for you reply, I was unsure how to close this questions so I contacted one of the Administrators to ask for advice.

The feedback I got was:

If no Experts have provided workable solutions, you need to consider Deleting your Question.

This is why I deleted the question.

I am happy for a moderator/administrator to either close the question or if they see fit award points.
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