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If you're talking about a twist shifter, they DO make those still! Sram makes a shimano compatible version. Know that the MRX is shimano, and the other models that have numbers are sram only. If thats not to your liking, the thumb-shifter that Batman was mentioning is a solid option for a few bucks!
Typically not -- a few index shifters (like my Shimano 105SC 7 speed ones) have this option, but its primarily downtube and bar end ones for <=8 speeds. I don't think there exist any other shifters that do this other than possibly some grip shifts since they pretty much are letting pawls catch. However, you can buy friction shifters pretty cheaply these ...
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