Rick ChurchillOn my Mac computer although it is possible to select multiple files in the Finder by pressing the Shift modifier key while clicking to include all files between the previously selected file and the new file in list view, it is not possible in icon view. This has annoyed me over the years as I often want to identify image files by the thumbnail picture and they don’t arrange themselves in a perfect rectangle and in any case are often outside of the visible window (as I have the icons quite large to clearly identify the picture) so I cannot click and drag.
My work-around is to select the first and last thumbnail in icon view then switch to list view and shift-click the first filename. Not a great hardship but when selecting several separate groups of files there is a lot of switching back and forth between views.
Windows and Linux do this and I am sure I remember the original 1984 AppleMac also allowed this form of selection. An internet search seems to imply that this ought to be possible but only show examples in list view. Is there a setting I have inadvertently altered or do I have to live with it?