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Old Oct 2, 2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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Select multiple files?

lets say i have 50 files in a folder and want to select, i dunno, the first 12. how can i select the 1st file and the last file and have all the ones in the middle selected too? i tried apple, option, shift. none work....am i missing something???
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Old Oct 2, 2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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Click the first one, hold shift while you move your mouse to click the 12th one
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Old Oct 2, 2007, 07:07 PM   #3
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In list view, highlight the first item, hold shift and select the last item
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Old Oct 2, 2007, 07:10 PM   #4
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swiftaw, u are the man. i cant believe it was a view option issue. i always keep mine on the left most option (icon???) and it doesnt work. moved to the middle and right options and it worked!!!!
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Old Oct 2, 2007, 07:23 PM   #5
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you can do this in any view if you hold command and click instead of shift

doh.. read your post wrong nevermind i was answering a different question
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select files that are not contiguous

How can I select several files in the folder if they are not contiguous? Let's say i want to select several, but not all files, that are not listed in a row? In Windows I use CTRL key. Any way to do this in Mac? I cannot always use the mouse, it's not fast and it's very inefficient: sometimes I happen to press mouse button a little too hard and then that file will open instead of getting selected, and the entire job gets stalled.
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