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I use Ctrl+Shift+End in Windows Explorer to select a list of files in a folder. I'm trying to figure out if there is a similar method in OS X, but no luck.

I know I can hold Command+Shift and select a list, but that is file by file.

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I found it!

  1. Select your file.
  2. Hold down the Shift and Option keys, then press the down (to select down) or up key.

Hopefully I'll remember that next time I'm dealing with it ...

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Rollback to rev 1: the suggested edit broke the answer for Finder, which is what the user is asking about ("Win Explorer"). For lists in other applications, see the other answer by 175/Lri. cc @ChrisF – Daniel Beck Jan 17 '12 at 11:07

and should work in most text views.

In many other types of views like Finder's file views you can use and .

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For anyone who found this based on the title and is looking for "OS X equivalent to Win Ctrl+Shift+End" when selecting text from any point to the end in a WEB PAGE, here is the solution I found through trial and error:

First, select at least one character where you want to start selecting. Then press the following keyboard combination:


I hope this helps others who are looking for this answer

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Works only on Web page? – Jean-Francois T. Jul 7 '15 at 21:45

I am having a little trouble understanding what exactly you are trying to do, but cmd+a will select them all

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I don't think it's a "select all" thing, more like a "select from here to the end" thing. And I want the answer to that too! :) – John Rudy Aug 26 '09 at 20:08
Yes, what John Rudy said. – Keith Aug 26 '09 at 20:15

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