Select an inclusive list of files in icon view?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ero87, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    Hi friends,

    I want to select several files in icon view, and I want to click the first icon, hold down a key combination, and then select the "final" file to select all the files inclusive in that set. I thought that "Shift" would do it, but it doesn't... any ideas?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can't do this in icon view. The closest you can get is using the mouse cursor to drag a box around which files you want, or hold the Command key while you select the files you want.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    You can "lasso" a group, then hold down shift to add more that were not included. First, click next to the first (or last) icon to be included in the group. Then move the cursor, and a box will expand dynamically. Make sure the box either encloses or touches every icon you want to select, then click again. Add more with shift-click if necessary.

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