Select/move files/folders in Explorer via Ctrl, Shift, arrows, Spacebar & ctrl c/x/v

Use case or problem

When you want to quickly jump into the Explorer and select specific files and folders and cut or copy and paste into other folders using just the keyboard.

Proposed solution

After giving focus to the Explorer, it would be great to be able to use the Spacebar to actually select the file or files in preparation for using ctrl c or ctrl x (copy/cut) then using arrows to move highlight to another folder, press Spacebar to select it and finally ctrl v to paste. If moving multiple files or folders you could use the same process but while utilizing ctrl and shift in conjunction with Spacebar and arrows. This is the functionality that Windows Explorer offers.

Current workaround (optional)

Use the Open in System Explorer command or possibly the Quick Explorer plugin.



+1 for this.

We Could also delete the files or folders with cmd+delete after selecting multiple files/folders with the keyboard.

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