How to Select Multiple Objects on the TI-Nspire

You may want to select multiple objects within the TI-Nspire Geometry application for two reasons. First, multiple selected objects can be translated. Second, all selected objects can be deleted by pressing the [DEL] key once.

To move all objects on a screen, move your cursor to open space and press [CTRL][CLICK]. You see the crunched-up paper symbol, indicating that all objects on the screen can be translated using the Touchpad. See the first screen.

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Here are two methods that can be used to select multiple objects:

  • Method 1:

    1. Move to an object and press [CLICK]; it will begin to flash.

    2. Continue moving to additional objects, pressing [CLICK] each time until they begin to flash.

      To deselect individual objects from a group, move the cursor to the desired object and press [CLICK]. To deselect all objects, press [ESC].

  • Method 2:

    1. Press [MENU]→Actions→Select to invoke the Select tool.

    2. Consider a rectangle surrounding the objects that you want to select. Move to one of the vertices of this rectangle and press [ENTER].

    3. Move to the opposite corner of this rectangle and press [ENTER] again to select the group of objects.

Any object that is even partially contained within the rectangle is selected. See the second screen.

After objects have been selected, press the [DEL] key to delete them.

To move selected objects, simply use the Touchpad keys. Alternatively, move the cursor to one of the selected objects, grab the object ([CTRL][CLICK]), and use the Touchpad to move the group. See the third screen.

If you want to delete all objects in an application, press [MENU]→Actions→Delete all. Press [ENTER] at the warning prompt to delete the objects, or press [ESC] if you decide against it.

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