I want to select non-consecutive items on a list, without using a mouse/trackpad - there should be no clicks involved.
In Windows and Linux (at least Ubuntu) an item can be selected using Space/ button, which, in combination with arrows and Ctrl key allows me to select multiple items in any environment (file manager, IDE etc.) - e.g.
Enter a directory -> hold Ctrl -> down arrow twice -> press Space -> down arrow twice -> press Space.
Now I should have items 1, 3 and 5 selected. Is there a way to do the same thing in OS X?
PS. Sorry for such a verbose description, but so far every answer I encountered advices using Command + Click, and this is something I don't want to do.