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Chapter 4. Advanced Finder Techniques > Working with List View

Working with List View

Windows displayed in list view have a feature not found in icon or column views: They can display the contents of folders within the window as an outline (Figures 73 and 74). This makes it possible to see and select the contents of more than one folder at a time.

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To display or hide a folder’s contents in outline list view

  • To display a folder’s contents, use one of the following techniques:

    • Click the right-pointing triangle beside the folder (Figure 1).

      Figure 1. Right-pointing triangles indicate collapsed outlines.


    • Click the folder once to select it, and press .

    The items within that folder are listed below it, slightly indented (Figure 2).

    Figure 2. Folder contents can be displayed as an outline...


  • To hide a folder’s contents, use one of the following techniques:

    • Click the down-pointing triangle beside the folder (Figure 2).

    • Click the folder once to select it, and press .

    The outline collapses to hide the items in the folder (Figure 1).

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  • As shown in Figure 3, you can use this technique to display multiple levels of folders in the same window.

    Figure 3. ...that can show several levels.


To select multiple contiguous icons in list view

1.
Position the mouse pointer in front of the first icon you want to select (Figure 4).

Figure 4. Position the mouse pointer in front of the first icon you want to select.


2.
Hold the mouse button down and drag over the other icons you want to select (Figure 5).

Figure 5. Drag over the other icons you want to select.


Or

1.
Click to select the first icon you want to select (Figure 6).

Figure 6. Select the first icon.


2.
Hold down and click the last icon in the group you want to select (Figure 7).

Figure 7. Hold down and click the last icon.


To select multiple noncontiguous icons in list view

1.
Click to select the first icon you want to select (Figure 8).

Figure 8. Select the first icon.


2.
Hold down and click the next icon you want to select (Figure 9).

Figure 9. Hold down and click another icon.


3.
Repeat step 2 until all icons have been selected (Figure 10).

Figure 10. Continue holding down and clicking icons until you’re finished selecting the icons you want.


To deselect icons

Click anywhere in the window other than on an icon’s line of information.

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