batch changing label and status in outliner view

del

Changing status and labes is indeed done on a one-by-one basis in the outliner primarily. This won’t change any time soon.
All the best,
Keith

Something that might help, that I have seen some programs do, is to keep track of the last drop-down item used, and automatically position that item under the mouse the next time you access the drop-down. That way you can quickly go down a list.