Multi-file select in List view doesn't work in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by netnothing, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    #1
    Seeing a weird thing on both Lion installs.

    Previously on SL, I could take a long list of files in List View......let's say 20 files. I could start selecting these files from the top with the mouse and drag and highlight files.

    However, let's say I wanted to skip files 10-15. I could select files 1-9 by dragging the mouse.....then I could hold CMD down.....let go of the mouse to skip over 10-15 and then select and drag files 16-20.

    In SL...this worked.

    In Lion however, I can't do that. After I select files 1-9....when I go to select files 16-20 holding CMD.....it only selects the first file (16) then it tries to have me DRAG the files like I'm moving them.

    Hopefully this makes sense to someone :p

    -Kevin
     
  2. basher macrumors 6502

    basher

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    #2
    I get the same behavior as you.

    The work around I found was after selecting the first group of files. CMD-click the file that will be the first file in the next group. Then after that file is selected, SHIFT-click on the last file in the group of files your selecting.

    Kind of clunky, but it gets the job done.
     
  3. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    #3
    Thanks for the workaround.

    Guess I never thought to do that since I figured if I lifted off the CMD key...then my first selection group would be unselected.

    -Kevin
     
  4. berkleebassist macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Seriously, thanks for explaining the changed behavior. Lots of these little long-standing conventions seem to have been changed, which makes me a bit crazy…
     
  5. jrlcopy macrumors 6502

    jrlcopy

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    #5
    Thanks for this also, wish they just left it alone.
     

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