Select multiple files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pitt1717, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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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    psychofreak

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    Click the first one, hold shift while you move your mouse to click the 12th one :)
     
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    swiftaw

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    In list view, highlight the first item, hold shift and select the last item
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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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!!!!
    thanks for the help

    another cold case closed
     
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    webgoat

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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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    sbluetruck

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  7. macrumors newbie

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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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