How to use Check Boxes to Select Items

In this tutorial we will explain how to use check boxes to select items in Windows 10 and Windows 8. This option does not replace the CTRL key method, but makes it easier to select items without using your keyboard, every file, program and so on will have a small box in the corner which you can check, doing this will make it selected. A good feature on touchscreen devices, at least that´s my opinion.

How to use Check Boxes to Select Items

1. Open File Explorer (Before Windows 10, Windows Explorer)

2. Click on View (Windows 7 Users, click on Organize, then Folder Options, skip then to step 5)

3. Click on Options

4. Click on Change Folder and Search Options

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Windows 10: Folder and Search Options

5. Click on View

6. Scroll till you find the option: Use check boxes to select items

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use check boxes to select items

7. If you wish to use check boxes to select items then check the box, if you do not wish to use this feature then remove the check.

8. When you changed the setting, click on OK to confirm the changes.

That was it, it’s very simple if you know where to search for it, we hope this tutorial helped you change the setting  in Windows 10 and Windows 8. If you need more help with this then feel free to visit our forums, we’re we can assist you personally for free.

 

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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