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You literally do need to right click to do more.

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    You literally do need to right click to do more.


    I just found this out, as Windows 8 is a mine of new discoveries. I noticed in the Windows Store and here that people are complaining about not being able to mass delete emails in the Mail app. I found it out: you have to right click on them or ctrl click them. Yes, you said it, I feel kind of like a derp.

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    Right-click is a hidden gotcha isn't it! We need to just get used to it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    Right-click is a hidden gotcha isn't it! We need to just get used to it!!
    Surely you must be used to right clicking by now! its been with us since win 95, If in doubt right click
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    Is finding the right click on par with finding the right chick
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    I meant if Win 8 makes more use of it. I'm well used to it in Win 7 thanks.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    I meant if Win 8 makes more use of it. I'm well used to it in Win 7 thanks.
    This is true.
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    Tried selecting multiple e-mails with touch. Long press to "right click" did trigger the square shaped pointer that indicates a right click, but did not select multiple e-mails. Right click on the track pad did. In other apps, flicking from the top of the screen will bring up the same type of content that right clicking does, but it didn't work in mail.
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    I just accidently figured out how to select multiple e-mails using touch only. If you drag the e-mail you want to select to the right (or left, it turns out) you can select as many e-mails as you like, then you can mass delete.
    This was totally unintuitive, I stumbled upon it trying to switch metro apps by flicking from the left outside edge of the screen
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    This was totally unintuitive
    That sums up the whole metro thing.
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    Everything is unintuitive when its new to some extent. I bet now you've found that you'll use it without thinking soon. Look at the people who used to hold a mouse up to the screen 'cos they didn't know how to use it!
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