Select Multiple Files in Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Robert J, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Robert J macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    Let's say I have 10 files and I would like to select files 2 through 6 using my keyboard. I select file 2, hold shift and down arrow to file 6. Groovy!

    Now, what if I accidentally selected files 2 through 8. How do I deselect files 7 and 8? Holding shift and pressing up arrow does not work...

    Thanks!
    RJ
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Press Command and Click, even Command and Mouse drag does the trick.
     
  3. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    hold command while clicking the files you don't want
     
  4. Robert J thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    What if I want to deselect without using the mouse/trackpad?

    RJ
     
  5. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

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    I'm not aware of a key combo that allows you to do that without some form of mouse.
     
  6. Robert J thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a mystery! I have searched the web and there does not seem to be a way...

    Thanks anyways!
    RJ
     
  7. gelovani macrumors newbie

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    obvious shortcoming

    how can Mac OS X be so stupid? what happened to the ingenuity of developers?
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    First, this is a 5 year old thread.

    Second, with OS X 10.6 (released in 2009) and later, holding shift and pressing up arrow does work to deselect a file.
     

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