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    How to Choose all or some items in a list
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    How to Choose all or some items in a list
    Very often I will need to make multiple selections in my pictures folder. I know to hold command key to make random selections and to hold shift to select all within a beginning and ending click, however, this doesn't work when the window shows my pictures as icons. I can still select random pics with command key, but how do I make a selection of all within a beginning and ending click? Without having to change view back to list, that is.

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    How to Choose all or some items in a list
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    Hmm, I never knew the shift+click thing was different in icon view. I always use list...

    Anyways, you can either use the keyboard - command+A to select all, or the trackpad/mouse - click outside of an icon and drag to surround all icons. That creates a big "box" outline and it will select all icons within its parameters.
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    How to Choose all or some items in a list
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    MYmacROX,
    Coming back to Mac from PC, this is one of the things I DO miss, other than a few right click items. I remember that in my earlier days with Apple in the 90's, I was able to choose a list with the shift click, whether the items in list or icon mode. Perhaps something Steve didn't appreciate----and considering his genius at knowing what was and what was not needed, I am sure there is a good reason why shift click does not work with icons lists

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