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In previous versions of Mac OS X, to select a whole row of files, you select the file which comes first in the row and then select the last file with a shift+click.

When I try this procedure in icon view in Lion, it behaves as if I would select the files separately.

What changed? Is there a way to restore the old behavior?

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In the Finder? Do you have a special shortcut configuration? Special customization? I cannot reproduce the problem in Lion. – Matteo Sep 22 '11 at 13:28
Did you change the default assignment of the special keys (Shift/Control etc.), see Preferences → Settings → Keyboard to check. – patrix Sep 22 '11 at 17:36
Do you mean on the desktop, or in a window? For me, it selects all between in a window, but only the items I click on the desktop. – ughoavgfhw Sep 23 '11 at 2:35
For reproduction try to view items in icon view and then shift+select them, it won't work. The only walk around is to use an other view than icon view. Is this a bug or a feature? ;) – elhombre Sep 25 '11 at 12:06
Ah, in icon view I have the same behaviour (in 10.7.2 as well). Seems to be a feature. – patrix Oct 19 '11 at 20:53
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Problem solved: Seems to be a feature when you try to shift+select files in icon view

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If this solves your problem, you can (eventually) accept your own answer. – Daniel Nov 8 '11 at 20:07

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