I have to select many files in a folder, or in different folders, but I don't want press the CTRL button every time.
Is there a method to activate the CTRL key until I have selected all the files?
If you are using Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1, you can enable checkmarks for file icons. You would then use the checkmarks to select multiple items instead of holding down
Simply open the start menu or start screen, type in Folder Options, and press Enter. Click the
Now, to select multiple files or folders, click the first file like you normally would, then click the checkmarks of the remaining files.
One method in a Windows 7 system for multiselecting items without having to use the CTRL , is to use the Checkboxes.
Whilst this question has been answered already for the specific case of selecting files, I would like to point out that Windows does actually have a built-in feature called Sticky Keys for holding down one or more of the following modifier keys: Ctrl,Alt, Shift and Win.
When the feature is activated, you only need to briefly press one of those keys and it will act like it is being held down until you press a normal key or click the mouse. This can be handy, e.g for doing Ctrl - Alt - Del with one hand.
If you are using the mouse for selecting, you will need need press the modifier key twice for it to lock, otherwise it will be released when you click.
Sticky Keys can be activated either by pressing Shift five times in quick succession or by going to:
Control Panel->Ease of Access Center->Make the keyboard easier to use->Set up Sticky Keys