How to Show Size of Multiple Files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cambookpro, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom

    I have been using OS X since 10.0, but I never knew how to show the size of multiple files until this morning.

    I was wondering if anyone else wanted to know, it seems quite hidden:

    Press Option+Command+I on one file (or right click and hold Option and click on Show Inspector)

    While holding down Command, select any other files you want to see the total size of.

    Simple, yes, but never knew it and though it may help some people out!

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  2. macrumors 601

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    That's handy. I would have put the files into a folder and used Get Info. Where does one get a tool for engraving such tips on the brain?
  3. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You could just bookmark this: OS X keyboard shortcuts
  4. macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    You can discover them fairly easily by looking in the menus.

    In Finder, select an item. Then click one of the menus in the menubar, so it drops down. Now press and release the OPTION key. Do any menu-items change their wording? (Test case: the Get Info item under the File menu.)

    Move to the next menu and repeat.

    Then select multiple items and repeat.
  5. macrumors 601

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    That's too funny! I found that page already bookmarked. I've got room in my Bookmarks Bar. It's going in there right now!

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