7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2005 3:36 PM by nikii
nikii Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
I'm a new mac fan and one simple thing I haven't figured out is how to select more than on thing in a list. Files, songs, or any items: how can I use the mouse and some combination of keys to select more than one? It's come up many times for me, specifically in iTunes. I don't want to clear one song at a time - can anyone help? Thanks!
  • y_p_w Level 4 Level 4 (3,550 points)
    Hold down the "apple" key (I don't know how to display it in text) while you click on additional items. You can select or deselect items one at a time.

    This is the same key you use with "Q" to quit or "C" to copy.
  • AxL Level 6 Level 6 (11,435 points)
    Hi nikii,

    Yes, you can choose each file one by one with the command key
    — Hi ypw, to see "⌘" type "⌘" —

    or you can select all a, b, c, d, e, f files by selecting "a", pressing Shift (⇧) then selecting "f".

    Of course ⌘A still selects all...

    In Icon view, you can also use the mouse to select a large area of the window/desktop, and drag the mouse cursor over all the files that you want to highlight.

  • Mac Geek Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)
    Hmm I never really used the command key before
    b (The key with the Apple on it)
    You can also use the
    b Shift key which can be found below the return key or the caps lock key.
    In itues though I hate to tell you that you can only select ones next to eachother. I hope that helps.

  • John Huber1 Level 6 Level 6 (17,745 points)
    Hi Axl,

    ⌘ is also included in the Charcoal font collection and can be accessed via the Character Palette.

  • y_p_w Level 4 Level 4 (3,550 points)
    I just opened up iTunes 5.0.1 and was able to select multiple non-consecutive songs by clicking on titles and holding the "CMD" key.
  • Wade Peeler Level 6 Level 6 (10,905 points)
    ypw is correct. Non-consecutive items can be selecting in iTunes by command-clicking, which is also the same way it is done in the Finder, as has been mentioned.
  • nikii Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Awesome - I figured it was simple but the combinations I was trying just weren't working.