Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Keyboard-Based Browse Selection








In a collection that uses browse selection, the navigation keys move the location cursor and select the cursored element, deselecting any other element. If the application has deselected all elements or if the cursor is left disjoint from the selection, the Select key or the Spacebar selects the cursored element and deselects any other element. 

Browse selection supports only normal mode. A navigation operation is similar to dragging BSelect.