Mac Keyboard Shortcuts: Selecting non-adjacent Messages In Mail

macOS & Mac Apps

On my Mac, I can hold down SHIFT while pressing DownArrow to move more than one message. I was wondering if the Mac has a key stroke to skip items I want to move. On PC, I can hold the CONTROL key and tap the SPACEBAR to select items to move in, for example, File Explorer. I was guessing that perhaps Mac has the same ability by using the Command key. I can't tell which items are selected in Mail, though, because my Mac reads the message window and does not say the word selected to tell me that rows in the Messages table are selected.



Submitted by Tyler on Saturday, July 28, 2018

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

To select messages non contiguously, press VO Command Return on each message you want to select. Voiceover should announce each time a message is selected.