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Old 02-28-2007
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Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
Hello all,

I have recently installed Vista, upgrading an Win XP Professional
installation.

I have a big problem. "Select All" in a folder doesn't work; CTRL-A doesn't
work; I cannot select multiple files using CTRL or SHIFT with the mouse.

Please, do you have any ideas of what may be wrong? I have searched these
newsgroups, I have not find any similar issues.

Thanks,

/m.
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Old 02-28-2007
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Re: Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
strange,
working fine here.
CTRL-A A. O.K.

Jeff

"m_mihai" <m_mihai@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2D68D2F2-A1DC-40AA-9C25-35FC94D298D1@microsoft.com...
> Hello all,
>
> I have recently installed Vista, upgrading an Win XP Professional
> installation.
>
> I have a big problem. "Select All" in a folder doesn't work; CTRL-A
> doesn't
> work; I cannot select multiple files using CTRL or SHIFT with the mouse.
>
> Please, do you have any ideas of what may be wrong? I have searched these
> newsgroups, I have not find any similar issues.
>
> Thanks,
>
> /m.


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RE: Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
I am having the exact same problem!


I cannot select multiple files at all. Not with the mouse, not with the
keyboard. Even the menu selection is grayed out.

Under the Organize menu it has New Folder, Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo,
Select All, .... Select All is grayed out.



This is the final version of Vista Ultimate from MSDN. It was not an
upgrade, I formated the drive during installation.


Any ideas anyone?


"m_mihai" wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I have recently installed Vista, upgrading an Win XP Professional
> installation.
>
> I have a big problem. "Select All" in a folder doesn't work; CTRL-A doesn't
> work; I cannot select multiple files using CTRL or SHIFT with the mouse.
>
> Please, do you have any ideas of what may be wrong? I have searched these
> newsgroups, I have not find any similar issues.
>
> Thanks,
>
> /m.

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Old 02-28-2007
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RE: Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
Thanks for that information ... I suppose that you "all" have the same
problem that multiple selections are not available at all?? it isn't only
Ctrl+A which isn't working for me, none of the "select multiple files"
options work for me. SHIFT, CtrL and Mouse don't work ... this is even valid
when switching on the check box select feature!!!

You'll guess how disturbing this is ...

I'll try the suggestion to "reset" folders .. didn't work yet...
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Old 02-28-2007
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RE: Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
just to confirm that I could solve the problem in that way too. Just went
through different typs of folders (e.g. those present in my personal folder)
and reset the folder options in most of them. After some resets thibngs were
ok again.
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Old 02-28-2007
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RE: Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
i'm having same prob.

folder options doesnt fix that.

looks like bug.

// chall3ng3r //

"ejohnson_ej" wrote:

> I am having the exact same problem!
>
>
> I cannot select multiple files at all. Not with the mouse, not with the
> keyboard. Even the menu selection is grayed out.
>
> Under the Organize menu it has New Folder, Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo,
> Select All, .... Select All is grayed out.
>
>
>
> This is the final version of Vista Ultimate from MSDN. It was not an
> upgrade, I formated the drive during installation.
>
>
> Any ideas anyone?
>
>
> "m_mihai" wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I have recently installed Vista, upgrading an Win XP Professional
> > installation.
> >
> > I have a big problem. "Select All" in a folder doesn't work; CTRL-A doesn't
> > work; I cannot select multiple files using CTRL or SHIFT with the mouse.
> >
> > Please, do you have any ideas of what may be wrong? I have searched these
> > newsgroups, I have not find any similar issues.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > /m.

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Old 02-28-2007
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RE: Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
yes bug I would also assume, especially as this problem has been reappearing
a few times for me. Eventhough I'm not playing around with the folder options
anymore. After some time CTRL+A doesn't work anymore. Going through all the
different kinds of personal folders while reseting the view does help after
some times - sometimes looks as if a restart is also necessary.

ciao
frenchy

"chall3ng3r" wrote:

> i'm having same prob.
>
> folder options doesnt fix that.
>
> looks like bug.
>
> // chall3ng3r //
>
> "ejohnson_ej" wrote:
>
> > I am having the exact same problem!
> >
> >
> > I cannot select multiple files at all. Not with the mouse, not with the
> > keyboard. Even the menu selection is grayed out.
> >
> > Under the Organize menu it has New Folder, Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo,
> > Select All, .... Select All is grayed out.
> >
> >
> >
> > This is the final version of Vista Ultimate from MSDN. It was not an
> > upgrade, I formated the drive during installation.
> >
> >
> > Any ideas anyone?
> >
> >
> > "m_mihai" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > I have recently installed Vista, upgrading an Win XP Professional
> > > installation.
> > >
> > > I have a big problem. "Select All" in a folder doesn't work; CTRL-A doesn't
> > > work; I cannot select multiple files using CTRL or SHIFT with the mouse.
> > >
> > > Please, do you have any ideas of what may be wrong? I have searched these
> > > newsgroups, I have not find any similar issues.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > /m.

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Old 02-28-2007
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RE: Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
I got hit by this annoying bug today as well. I got it mostly fixed - execpt
for Computer. In this folder (and all folders/drives browsed from there) i
the grouping/sorting headers disappear and it doesn't remember the view I
set. Has anyone discovered a fix yet?

Asbjørn

"frenchy" wrote:

> yes bug I would also assume, especially as this problem has been reappearing
> a few times for me. Eventhough I'm not playing around with the folder options
> anymore. After some time CTRL+A doesn't work anymore. Going through all the
> different kinds of personal folders while reseting the view does help after
> some times - sometimes looks as if a restart is also necessary.
>
> ciao
> frenchy
>
> "chall3ng3r" wrote:
>
> > i'm having same prob.
> >
> > folder options doesnt fix that.
> >
> > looks like bug.
> >
> > // chall3ng3r //
> >
> > "ejohnson_ej" wrote:
> >
> > > I am having the exact same problem!
> > >
> > >
> > > I cannot select multiple files at all. Not with the mouse, not with the
> > > keyboard. Even the menu selection is grayed out.
> > >
> > > Under the Organize menu it has New Folder, Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo,
> > > Select All, .... Select All is grayed out.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > This is the final version of Vista Ultimate from MSDN. It was not an
> > > upgrade, I formated the drive during installation.
> > >
> > >
> > > Any ideas anyone?
> > >
> > >
> > > "m_mihai" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello all,
> > > >
> > > > I have recently installed Vista, upgrading an Win XP Professional
> > > > installation.
> > > >
> > > > I have a big problem. "Select All" in a folder doesn't work; CTRL-A doesn't
> > > > work; I cannot select multiple files using CTRL or SHIFT with the mouse.
> > > >
> > > > Please, do you have any ideas of what may be wrong? I have searched these
> > > > newsgroups, I have not find any similar issues.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > /m.

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Old 02-28-2007
Ronald Aai
 

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Re: Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
Dear All,

I'm having the same problem, but it's with some folders. The behaviour is
very erratic,
sometimes i can SELECT ALL sometimes it just cannot.

-ronald

"arknu" <arknu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:032B587B-98ED-4FB6-AEDC-7FC92CFBE959@microsoft.com...
>I got hit by this annoying bug today as well. I got it mostly fixed -
>execpt
> for Computer. In this folder (and all folders/drives browsed from there) i
> the grouping/sorting headers disappear and it doesn't remember the view I
> set. Has anyone discovered a fix yet?
>
> Asbjørn
>
> "frenchy" wrote:
>
>> yes bug I would also assume, especially as this problem has been
>> reappearing
>> a few times for me. Eventhough I'm not playing around with the folder
>> options
>> anymore. After some time CTRL+A doesn't work anymore. Going through all
>> the
>> different kinds of personal folders while reseting the view does help
>> after
>> some times - sometimes looks as if a restart is also necessary.
>>
>> ciao
>> frenchy
>>
>> "chall3ng3r" wrote:
>>
>> > i'm having same prob.
>> >
>> > folder options doesnt fix that.
>> >
>> > looks like bug.
>> >
>> > // chall3ng3r //
>> >
>> > "ejohnson_ej" wrote:
>> >
>> > > I am having the exact same problem!
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > I cannot select multiple files at all. Not with the mouse, not with
>> > > the
>> > > keyboard. Even the menu selection is grayed out.
>> > >
>> > > Under the Organize menu it has New Folder, Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo,
>> > > Redo,
>> > > Select All, .... Select All is grayed out.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > This is the final version of Vista Ultimate from MSDN. It was not
>> > > an
>> > > upgrade, I formated the drive during installation.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Any ideas anyone?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > "m_mihai" wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Hello all,
>> > > >
>> > > > I have recently installed Vista, upgrading an Win XP Professional
>> > > > installation.
>> > > >
>> > > > I have a big problem. "Select All" in a folder doesn't work; CTRL-A
>> > > > doesn't
>> > > > work; I cannot select multiple files using CTRL or SHIFT with the
>> > > > mouse.
>> > > >
>> > > > Please, do you have any ideas of what may be wrong? I have searched
>> > > > these
>> > > > newsgroups, I have not find any similar issues.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks,
>> > > >
>> > > > /m.


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Old 02-28-2007
Ronald Aai
 

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Re: Issues with "CTRL-A" etc.
Guys,

Found the solution for the "CTRL+A" issue.

did a google search for "CTRL+A" vista and found the solution for it.

the solution is

It's a quirk of Explorer that's been showing up on some people's machines.

Once it's set, its perpetuated by the saved folder view settings.

It does seem that once a folder has gotten into this mode, it is saved with
its view settings, so the following should help:

1) Close all Explorer Windows

2) Start Search -> type: regedit<Enter>

3) In RegEdit, navigate to the following key:

"HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags"

4) Delete the 'Bags' key. THIS WILL ERASE ALL SAVED VIEWS

Log off & log back on.

-ronald

"arknu" <arknu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:032B587B-98ED-4FB6-AEDC-7FC92CFBE959@microsoft.com...
>I got hit by this annoying bug today as well. I got it mostly fixed -
>execpt
> for Computer. In this folder (and all folders/drives browsed from there) i
> the grouping/sorting headers disappear and it doesn't remember the view I
> set. Has anyone discovered a fix yet?
>
> Asbjørn
>
> "frenchy" wrote:
>
>> yes bug I would also assume, especially as this problem has been
>> reappearing
>> a few times for me. Eventhough I'm not playing around with the folder
>> options
>> anymore. After some time CTRL+A doesn't work anymore. Going through all
>> the
>> different kinds of personal folders while reseting the view does help
>> after
>> some times - sometimes looks as if a restart is also necessary.
>>
>> ciao
>> frenchy
>>
>> "chall3ng3r" wrote:
>>
>> > i'm having same prob.
>> >
>> > folder options doesnt fix that.
>> >
>> > looks like bug.
>> >
>> > // chall3ng3r //
>> >
>> > "ejohnson_ej" wrote:
>> >
>> > > I am having the exact same problem!
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > I cannot select multiple files at all. Not with the mouse, not with
>> > > the
>> > > keyboard. Even the menu selection is grayed out.
>> > >
>> > > Under the Organize menu it has New Folder, Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo,
>> > > Redo,
>> > > Select All, .... Select All is grayed out.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > This is the final version of Vista Ultimate from MSDN. It was not
>> > > an
>> > > upgrade, I formated the drive during installation.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Any ideas anyone?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > "m_mihai" wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Hello all,
>> > > >
>> > > > I have recently installed Vista, upgrading an Win XP Professional
>> > > > installation.
>> > > >
>> > > > I have a big problem. "Select All" in a folder doesn't work; CTRL-A
>> > > > doesn't
>> > > > work; I cannot select multiple files using CTRL or SHIFT with the
>> > > > mouse.
>> > > >
>> > > > Please, do you have any ideas of what may be wrong? I have searched
>> > > > these
>> > > > newsgroups, I have not find any similar issues.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks,
>> > > >
>> > > > /m.


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