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Archived - Mac OS X 10.0: Use Command Key to Select Multiple Items in List and Column Views

The behavior of the Shift key when used to make a selection in the Finder has changed between Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
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Symptom

Holding down the Shift key while you click in List view selects the first and second items, and all items in between.


Solution

Press the Command key before clicking to select multiple noncontiguous items in Mac OS X for List and Column views. (In Mac OS 9 and earlier, pressing the Shift key while in List view allowed you to select multiple noncontiguous items.)

Behavior in Icon view remains the same in both operating systems.
Last Modified: Feb 17, 2012
  • Last Modified: Feb 17, 2012
  • Article: TA20396
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