In Windows, if I had a list of items numbered 1 through 20, I could select items 1-5 and 15-20 by pressing ctrl-shift, clicking 1, clicking 5, holding ctrl but releasing shift, clicking 15, re-pressing shift, and clicking 20. (At least I think I have that sequence right--it's been so long I'm not sure.)
I am aware that I can use command-drag to select multiple ranges in the Finder, but I would prefer to be able to do this as it is done in Windows, if there is such a way. In other words, I just want a mechanical way of specifying ranges to select by first and last item in the list, not by having to drag through each file. With apologies for the bad pun, dragging is a drag b/c I can scroll to the last item in a list far faster than I can wait for the Finder to realize that I want it to scroll down as I hold the pointer at the bottom of the window and then have to adjust as it drags too far etc.