How to select multiple items in View as Icons?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sophie8, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. sophie8 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2009

    I would like to select a consecutive list of items (photo's) in 'view as icons' but I don't seem to be able to do that. It is possible in 'view as list/coloms' by selecting the first picture, press shift key, select last picture. But when I try to do this in 'view as icons' I can only select the first and the last picture. All the pictures in between are not selected. Am I doing something wrong? It is possible in windows iview icons by using the ctrl and shift keys, so I was wondering if it's also possible in mac.

  2. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    If you mean Icon view in Finder. Just draw around the ones you want with the curser
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    It's a flaw with Finder. Finder does not see items in icon view as consecutive, so the shift-key trick will not work.

    You can hold command, then draw a box around or click on the items you want to select.

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