On the Mac you can select single multiple items in the Finder or in applications in many different ways. Take a look at how selections work in a variety of situations using modifiers like the Command and Shift keys.
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Hi this is Gary with MacMost Now.
On todays episode lets look at all the different ways that you can select items. Now, selecting items, say in the finder, itunes, or in a text document, may seem like a very basic skill, but do you know all the different ways that you can make selections? For example, you can select multiple areas in a text document, or you can select a range of items in the finder. lets go and take a look at all the different things you can do with the mouse and all the keys on the keyboard to select items.
Now, it doesn't stop there. For instance, in most applications you can select all the items in the window using Command+A. Look in the Edit Menu, and some applications even have a Select menu, for more ways to select items in the application. Play around with different things, the command, the option and the shift key work in different ways for selections in different programs. Sometimes they perform really useful functions. If you use an application often, its useful to find out all the different ways that you can select items in that application. Hope you found this useful. Til next time, this is Gary Rosenzweig, with MacMost Now.