2018, this is very useful feature but still missing in Ubuntu.

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  List view in Nautilus does not allow dragging a selection by mouse

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Bug description:
  When viewing files in Nautilus one can drag a rectangle around them to
  mark certain files. This is not possible in the list view of Nautilus
  even though there is usually a large white space in folders with few
  files that can make a user believe that dragging with the mouse there
  would produce the same rectangle as in icon view. I do it all the time
  by habit, and it is very annoying.

  * Make it possible to drag a rectangle in list view. The problem is that 
starting to drag on a list item moves that item. Konqueror has solved this that 
you have to drag on the item name itself to move, else a rectangle marquee is 
started. Personally I find this quite efficient but may be annoying for less 
experienced users...

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