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  1. Posts : 985
    Windows 10 Home 21H1
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    File explorer navigation


    Hi,
    Id just like some feedback from other users on how you close File Explorer down when you've finished using it.
    When you have finished accessing a file or folder in File Explorer when you close it you'll see that the file is still selected (highlighted in blue). At that point do you just close down File Explorer..OR..do you always make sure that no files are selected (highlighted in blue) by clicking on an empty space and deselecting it before exiting file explorer?
    I have never given any thought before as to whether a file/folder is still selected (highlighted in blue) or not when I close File Explorer down. However Ive just started to use the Single click to open an item (Point to Select) mouse option instead of the Default Double clicking. So just the fact that the mouse pointer is hovered over a file/folder means that it will automatically show it as being selected. Even though a file/folder is selected it isnt Open (you then have to Single click on the file/folder to Open it) but Im just curious to know if its safer to ensure that no files/folders are selected before closing File Explorer down? I have searched the forum and googled on the internet and found nothing related to the subject so it seems that a file/folder showing just as selected is probably irrelevant but Id welcome any feedback from you guys
    Last edited by sportsfan148; 29 Jun 2020 at 06:15.
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  2. Posts : 35,618
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Selected or not- of no significance.
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  3. Posts : 1,250
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    I have never considered this before and I doubt I would have thought of it. From a technical standpoint it makes no difference. Whether done explicitly or not, when the Window is closed the selections are gone. But while doing whatever unselect operation you choose there is the small possibility you may end up doing something you had not intended. How or what I do not know. But people do manage to do things they had not intended.
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  4. Posts : 985
    Windows 10 Home 21H1
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       #4

    LMiller7 said:
    I have never considered this before and I doubt I would have thought of it. From a technical standpoint it makes no difference. Whether done explicitly or not, when the Window is closed the selections are gone. But while doing whatever unselect operation you choose there is the small possibility you may end up doing something you had not intended. How or what I do not know. But people do manage to do things they had not intended.
    Thanks for the feedback ..it seems you guys do the same as Ive always done. When you're finished accessing a file or folder you just close the File Explorer window and exit File Explorer. Deselecting any files or folders that are still selected (highlighted in blue) before exiting File Explorer is not required. Ive always assumed that Windows would handle that safely but I wanted to check
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