If you want to selectively select multiple items in the Windows 11 File Explorer or desktop without a keyboard, then you need to enable “check boxes.”
You can do it as follows:
Navigate to the View tab.
Select the option “Use check boxes to select items.”
Click the “OK” button at the bottom.
From now on, when you hover over an item in File Explorer or on the desktop, you will see a checkbox that allows you to select it.
To Disable: Disable the option above, then click “OK.”
Press Windows + E to launch the File Explorer.
Click on the icon beside the three horizontal dots at the top. Hover your mouse over Show.
To Disable: Hit the above option.
Before proceeding, I recommend taking a backup of the Registry.
Go to the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced.
Locate AutoCheckSelect in the right pane and double-click it.
In the Value data field, provide 0 (to disable) or 1 (to enable).
Hit the OK button.