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
    10 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
    10 years ago

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

      10 years ago

      The music is just something I put together in GarageBand.

    forkboy1965
    10 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.

      10 years ago

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

    forkboy1965
    10 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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