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  • verb computing To cancel a previous selection, especially by removing a mark from a tick box


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  • It's initially checked, but the box is also selected, so if you hit your space bar to move down, it will unselect the "In reply to" checkbox.

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  • If you select one of the other 3 options, you will be able to see a list with downloaded or available updates, and you can then unselect installation of IE7.

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  • There you will be able to select or unselect what kind of advertising e-mail you get.

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  • Then I went to "Add and Remove Programs," which in Kubuntu is a place where you can unselect programs you want to uninstall, but also "shop" through various categories of programs, check the ones you want, and then it downloads and installs them for you.

    Sunny weekend.

  • In which our plucky young hero is part of an unselect many.

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  • The left arrow will unselect an item if it was selected otherwise it will move the bar up.

    Rogue Genius

  • On the afternoon of that day I found myself one of a very unselect-looking band of khaki men, parading before the terrible

    A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition

  • To begin with, a good many of Professor Marshall's students came and went familiarly through the plainly furnished rooms, although there was, of course, in each year's class, a little circle of young people with a taste for social distinctions who held aloof from the very unselect and heterogeneous gatherings at the Marshall house.

    The Bent Twig

  • One would think it would be very difficult sometimes for those who have been brought up in cities or in a secluded circle to adapt themselves suddenly to a remote and unselect society; and they have not, like their husbands, had the opportunity of meditating long on the duties of a public position.

    The Preacher and His Models The Yale Lectures on Preaching 1891

  • Any of those industries is a better and more liberal business than unselect reading, for instance, or than unselect writing.

    The Spirit of Place and Other Essays


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