5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2011 2:47 PM by Camelot
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I have the wireless keyboard and Mac OS 10.6.8. How do I select multiple contiguous files in Finder?  I've tried shift + click, fn + click, control + click, option + click, and command + click, but nothing works. Is there some burried setting somewhere to enable a key shortcut? 

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Wireless keyboard
Reply by Camelot on Aug 30, 2011 8:35 PM Helpful

Shift-click is the standard to select multiple, contiguous items, including files in the Finder.


However, shift-click doesn't select contiguous files if you're in icon view - presumably due to the ill-defined concept of 'contiguous' in this setup.


So if you're in icon view, shift-click might not do what you want - in which case either switch to list view, or just drag an area on the window to contain the iterms you want to select.

Reply by Michael Wasley on Aug 30, 2011 10:31 PM Helpful

Depending on view used you can:


  • click first, shift-click last (adjacent files}
  • drag round (adjacent files)
  • click first, command-click others (non-adjacent files)

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