How do I select multiple tracks in iTunes Library?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Melkor, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Melkor
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    This has been annoyiny me for sooooo long so I finally decided to make a thread about it.

    I recently decided to delete all the iTrip stations from my library but I couldn't left click/drag to select them all because you can't.

    Command 'a' doesn't help either because it selects all the songs in the library, where as I only wanted to select certain ones.

    Anyway, I had to delete each one individually and it took ages.
    Anyone know a way to select multiple tracks in iTunes?

    Cheers.
     
  2. GrannySmith_G5
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    click the first song/ shift click the last song-all will be highlighted. or hold down command as you click songs.
     
  3. GrannySmith_G5
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    And I absolutely HATE the fact that you cant drag and multiple select. I'm with you on that.
     
  4. frankblundt
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    also - you can't shift-click more than once (as far as i know) so if you have a lot of songs you want to pick with a few you don't want in between, shift-click them all from the first to last and then apple-click the ones out of the middle you don't want to un-select them.
     
  5. Melkor
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    That was actually really helpful. Thanks :D
     
  6. MacBookProwler
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    ATTENTION EVERYONE to select multiple songs on itunes without individually selecting each one, hold SHIFT and take the mouse over a bunch of songs you want to highlight

    also for individual selection press and hold command and select them
     
  7. OriginalFormula
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    You can use the shift click to select multiple tracks close together. For tracks further apart, use apple+click.
     
  8. sammich
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    The drag to select has been the domain of any Finder windows (save dialogs included).

    And I thought that everyone knew about shift selecting...I guess not. The individual command selection maybe not. Hasn't anyone used shift selection in like text editors?
     
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  10. Scrittrice
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    SHIFT / PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN

    This couldn't be simpler, except that I kept forgetting how to do it.
    If you have a Mac, select a track, then hold down SHIFT and then use PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN to select multiples.
    Voila'.
     

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