I am building a software where a lot of the information is placed in tables. Selecting a single row from the table loads a section with the most important information about the entry. There are also action buttons linked to the row entry.
In addition the table has a checkboxes for multiple selection. The user can select multiple rows and can perform action to multiples rows.
I am facing problems trying to figure out the flow between single and multiple selection. When the user selects multiple rows with the checkboxes and then clicks someplace else on the table, what do you believe is more intuitive
1 -the checked rows get deselected and a the row where the user clicks gets selected instead(showing information about the single row)
2 - should a multiple selection flow turn on - allowing the selection of rows on click on the row (not just the checkbox)
3 - are there any other options I am missing?
The users of the software are beginners so I would prefer not to use multiple selection on ctrl and click and keep the checkboxes.
Thanks in advance