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  1. Brian
    August 31, 2014

    On the PC I can select come contiguous files with shift then add non-contigious files to the selection using ctr.

    On the Mac I can’t seem to do this. Using Cmd or shift with files selected un-selects the previous selection.

    Can this be done on the Mac?

    • Sedric
      May 1, 2015

      I know this works because it has worked for me. However, your problem does occur occasionally for me. To make sure it doesn’t, hold down shift the whole time instead of letting go in between the selection of files. I hope this helped. I am running the most current version of OS X Yosemite.

    • Sedric
      May 1, 2015

      Sorry for the duplicate comments I have a lagtastic internet connection.

    • The Dro
      May 28, 2015

      Make sure you’re in LIST view and not Icon view and if you click the first item, then shift click the last, all the files in between will also be selected. This doesn’t seem to work in icon view though which is stupid in my opinion. I’m on Mavericks and I also have a machine on Yosemite.

  2. Andra
    September 8, 2014

    I’m having the same problem. I’ve been able to do all that this article says on my pc but now that I have a mac, the holding down shift to select multiple continuous items isn’t working for me on my mac

  3. Ravi Chivukula
    October 3, 2014

    So, the Shift+Click works on the list view and not icon view.

    The reason for that is, icons can be arranged in free space and they do not have any order. The list view has order, and therefore you can select first item, then hold down Shift, and select the last item.

    if you think your icons are in order, simply switch to list view, do multiple-select and then return to icon view, and all your files will be selected.

  4. Tony Marshall
    August 22, 2015

    You read this nonsense and then you realize immediately why 95% of the computers on the planet right now run on Windows.

    I have a Windows and PC and a stupid Mac. Guess which one is heading for the trash can!

    • roa
      August 22, 2015

      Using a Mac is too complicated for you Tony? You could just read the article and learn, but nah why learn when you can complain? Selecting multiple files is easier than pie, Tony.

  5. ugh
    March 14, 2016

    How about on websites?

    For example when you aren’t able to see the full list and have to use an arrow key to go through the list because the scroll bar isn’t there and aren’t able to ‘scroll’?

    There are many times I’m on a site and have to select and ‘scroll’, but that doesn’t work because there is no real option to ‘scroll’ … The scroll bar on macs are notorious for fading in and out, and on some sites they never fade in to begin with.

    In these cases, when I move down the list to see all the options, sometimes the only way I can do so is by using the arrow keys. So holding down the command key doesn’t work. As soon as I make my next selection, the original has been deselected.

    Since the scrolling bar on the side isn’t present I don’t have that option available (i.e. use the mouse or track pad) I’m using the arrow keys to move down the list.

    Any suggestions on what do you do then?

    • J.
      April 17, 2016

      Have you tried changing your settings for the scrollbar? For example, I have mine set to show ‘always’ and I have never had an issue with scrolling and having to use the arrows instead.

      In any case, even if you don’t have the scrollbar, you are still able to shift+select when in list mode and then use your up/down arrow keys to scroll to select all the files you want.

  6. Eshant
    April 30, 2016

    Sometimes command+click stop working on el-capitan..How to troubleshoot this issue?

  7. JP
    December 4, 2017

    Once you select all your video files in a folder, how do you play them all (one after another) automatically?

    On Windows, after you select all video files, you click on “play all” but I cannot find this feature anywhere on my Mac (OS Sierra).

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