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Using Vista Explorer Check Boxes In Tablet PC

Obviously, Vista Windows Explorer GUI looks different from XP and 2003 or earlier. There are also some new features introduced, such as the Detail Pane and Preview Pane, integration of Vista Instant Search, select file items with check boxes, etc.

For those who are using Windows Vista in Tablet PC or UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC), it’s recommended to turn on the “Use Check Boxes To Select Items” option in Vista Windows Explorer.

Turns on Vista Windows Explorer check boxes feature to easily select multiple file items in Tablet PC or UMPC.
Turns on Vista Windows Explorer check boxes feature to easily select multiple file items in Tablet PC or UMPC.

With these check boxes, one can easily select multiple file items in Vista Windows Explorer with the touches of finger or stylus!

As shown in the above, the check box (yellow highlighted column) will appears automatically whenever a file item is in focus, i.e. when the mouse pointer rest on top of the file. To select multiple files with the check boxes, just “tick” the check boxes with finger, stylus or mouse!

How to turn on or disable Vista Windows Explorer check boxes feature:
  1. Open up the Vista Windows Explorer,
     
  2. Click on the Organize button,
     
  3. Click on the “Folder And Search Options” menu to open Folder Options dialog box,
     
  4. Click the View tab,
     
  5. Locate and tick the “Use check boxes to select items” option to enable it.

It’s absolutely fine to turn on Vista Windows Explorer check boxes feature for Desktop PC or Laptop computer. But, if the feature is not frequently utilized, chance is that it’s not worth to be enabled at all.

Potentially, the more unnecessary features are enabled, there will be more wasting of valuable system resources, such as CPU or GPU processing power, memory usage, etc!

So, it’s good to know about this feature and turn it on whenever it is needed (without searching for third party Tablet PC / UMPC utilities)!

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