- how to select sequential files by using the Shift key, and
- how to select non-sequential files by using the CTRL key
but did you know you can combine the two?! Let’s take at a look at the files in the image to the left. I’d like to select some sequential (contiguous) files: Dog, Elephant, Frog and Giraffe
but I’d also like to pick some that are not “touching” the other files: Alligator and Jungle.
How will I do this?
I select the contiguous files first by using the Shift key.
Then I’ll switch to the method that allows me to select non-contiguous files by using the CTRL key. Here are my steps:
- Select the first file in the contiguous files (Dog in this case)
- Now hold down the Shift key
- Click on the last file in the series: Giraffe
- I now have four files selected
- Release the Shift key
- Now hold down the CTRL key
- Click once on Alligator, then once on Jungle
- I now have six files selected
- Release the CTRL key