MacMost Now 344: Making Selections

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.

Comments: 6 Responses to “MacMost Now 344: Making Selections”

    Ken Smith
    9 years ago

    Hi Gary,

    Love your podcasts but found this one difficult to follow. I was preoccupied with the text at the bottom which was needed to explain the screen since only music was playing. The text would be fine as a supplement as long you are talking along to the actions on the screen. A little transitional music between sections would be fine but again found this one difficult to follow and thus not as enjoyable. Also, the music was a bit too loud as well. However, keep trying new things, its always good. Love your site!

    Bob Keenan
    9 years ago

    Hi Gary,
    As usual, another great episode.But please tell me what was that song ?
    Loved it.

      9 years ago

      The music is just something I put together in GarageBand.

    forkboy1965
    9 years ago

    Nice music you added..a bit funky.

    But now on to the question…I have noticed that click+shift+click to select a continuous range of files/folders doesn’t always work on my iMac.

    I cannot swear to it, but it seems to work sometimes and in some apps, but not in others.

    Is this normal for OS X (I’m using Snow Leopard) or is there possibly something wrong and if so, what could I possibly do about it?

    Thank you.

      9 years ago

      Thanks. How selections work vary from app to app and from situation to situation, sometimes. I doubt there is anything wrong.

    forkboy1965
    9 years ago

    Thanks Gary. I’m a bit surprised though as using the shift key to select a continuous group of files/folders always works on Windows machines.

    It seems strange that this wouldn’t be a default sort of thing in the world of Apple. Then again, I’m slowly learning that Apple has a host of things that are different and not always to my liking.

    Maybe I’m still too close to my Windows XP Pro desktop ;-)

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