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Is there a way to select icons (using the keyboard) that aren't directly touching? In Windows, I'd press Ctrl+Down, but it doesn't work in the Finder view. I've tried all the usual keyboard shortcuts, but it doesn't seem to work. I can multi-select other icons just fine, but I can't multi-select these two.

The picture explains it better than I could. The icons in this folder are aligned to the grid.

finder view

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Since it is not working as I expected it, I have deleted my answer ^^ – strauberry May 19 '12 at 13:14
Shift + down should work. It does for me. Can you check and confirm? – Nivas May 20 '12 at 3:35
Apparently it works only if the view is not sorted. See my answer. – Nivas May 20 '12 at 3:54
Have you tried shift + right? – AMomchilov May 20 '12 at 5:18

You could use cmd ⌘ + 2 to change to the list view and then just use Shift + Down.

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I thought Shift + Down should work. I tried and the results were, let us say, special:

When your view is sorted by Name, Shift + Down does not go the last item.

If your view is not sorted, (Sort By: None), then Shift + Down selecs the last item as well.

See this screencast. (This is my first screencast, so not a very good one)

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

The answer, it turns out, is fairly unintuitive.

  1. Select the last item (the PSD).
  2. Press Shift + Up.
  3. Hold Shift and press Right repeatedly until you get the selection you want.
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