Tag Archives: file selection

How to batch-rename and manage multiple files in OS X

FinderIconYosemiteXWhen organizing files and folders in the Finder, you will often need to manage multiple files at once. Not only might you select groups of them to move around, but also need to create new folders containing them, tag them, lock them, and even rename them. While for the most part the approaches for managing individual files scales up to multiple files, there are some relatively hidden features of OS X that can make managing multiple files a bit easier. Continue reading

How to quickly deselect files and folders in OS X

FinderIconYosemiteXSelecting items in OS X is easy––you click an item you want, and it highlights. You can also expand your selection by holding the Shift or Command keys when clicking additional items, or you can press Command-A to select all items. However, at times deselecting items may be a bit more of a challenge. When in list-view modes, for instance, you might find no matter where you can click in the window, OS X will either maintain the current selection or switch to another selected file. Continue reading