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Is it possible to select multiple files in LaunchBar? (For example, I may want to select two files in a folder and "drag" them to another folder.) How do I do that?

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If this is possible it's pretty cool. I have a feeling it is not. I couldn't find a way to select multiple files from a LaunchBar file search. All key+select operations I tried just selected one file. –  Ian C. Feb 17 '11 at 20:48

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I found a post on the Objective Development Forums that suggests a different approach:

  1. Select the file to move or copy (either in the Finder, or in LaunchBar).
  2. Copy it (⌘-C)
  3. Select another file (again, either in the Finder, or in LaunchBar).
  4. Use ClipMerge (Press ⌘-C twice.)
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 if you wish to select more than two files.
  6. Select the destination folder.
  7. Paste (⌘-V)

I was skeptical until I tried it. It works quite well.

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Surprising. And awesome to know. –  Ian C. Feb 17 '11 at 23:00

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