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List Components

The actions listed in the following table assume multiple selection in list boxes and selectable lists. For more information on the appearance, behavior, and selection of these components, see List Boxes and Selectable Lists.

Keyboard Operation Action
Up arrow Moves focus up one row or line and selects the item
Down arrow Moves focus down one row or line and selects the item
Page Up Moves focus up one information pane minus one line, selecting the first line in the information pane
Page Down Moves focus down one information pane minus one line, selecting the last line in the information pane
Home, Ctrl-Home Moves focus to beginning of list
End, Ctrl-End Moves focus to end of list
Ctrl-A, Ctrl-/ Selects all items in list
Ctrl-\ Deselects all items in list
Spacebar Makes a selection and deselects any previous selection
Ctrl-spacebar Switches selection without affecting previous selections
Shift-spacebar Extends selection
Shift-down arrow Extends selection down one item
Shift-up arrow Extends selection up one item
Shift-Home Extends selection to beginning of list
Shift-End Extends selection to end of list
Shift-PgUp Extends selection up one information pane
Shift-PgDn Extends selection down one information pane


Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines, second edition.
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