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Selecting a large amount of documents

Currently, when needing to select a large number of documents that might need to be moved, re-profiled, or downloaded, I find I have to scroll to the very end of the list in order to get the "Select All" button at the top to become active (not greyed out) and allow me to select everything.  The lists are sometimes very large and it seems the best I can do is CTRL END which only scrolls down a bit at a time.  It can take a very long time of doing this to finally get to the end of the list to select everything. It's very time consuming.  Can this be changed to choose a key combination that actually takes you to the end of the list?  Otherwise, allowing the select all to automatically work (not greyed out) would be even better.  Thanks. 

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If you run a search for the items (which also includes workspace list views, filter list views, and saved searches), you can use the drop-down menu from Search Results to take bulk actions on all items in the list without having to use the checkboxes. 

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yes!!! we would at least love to see a message that informs users to "scroll to the bottom".. I have had to teach several of our support team how to use this same function, you can only imagine how confused our users are.. 

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I work here and this drives me nuts too.  Just to echo (and expound on) Russell's comment, the reason this was done is to make the container opening task faster. Imagine if you had a container with a few thousand items in it and you had to wait for them all to iterate before being able to modify the container itself, it would get pretty old, pretty fast. The good thing is that most of the common functions can be applied to the entire list, iterated or not, from the container name drop-down list. Unfortunately, move/copy isn't on that short list of functions. 
I'd like to see something along the lines of a content check happen when you click the 'select all' box at the top of the list. If the content count was over, say, 1000 items, you get a small pop up that says, "this may take a while, are you sure?" Then you could decide whether the task you wanted to do was worth the wait while everything iterated.   If the count was less than 1000 items then it would just iterate them all and you'd have to wait the few moments while it finished. 
Thanks for submitting this Sherri. Know you're not alone in wanting this!

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I work with Chad on a daily basis and he's almost always right about everything.  This is one of those few times when his undeniable genius has shown through like a shining light on a distant hill of functionality.  Give this man a beer and more money.

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