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Invert current Finder selections Desktop
If you have several items in a folder selected, you can quickly alternate the selection in icon or column view. Think "shift-cmd-I" with selections in Photoshop. I found this handy for picking out newly-added files from an already crowded folder.

When viewing by icon, hold down command or shift and drag a selection box around all of your icons. The selected ones will lose their hilight, and vice versa.

I was surprised to find that it works in column view, too: Give youself some space at the bottom of a pane, hold down command or shift, and drag to the top of the window.
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Authored by: scrod on Mar 02, '02 11:52:54PM

This feature has always been in the Mac OS. It's been in there literally for over a decade.

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Authored by: Brennan on Dec 23, '09 12:39:03PM

shame it doesn't work in list view.

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Invert current Finder selections
Authored by: tedw on Dec 23, '09 11:02:36PM

It works in list view on my machine (10.5.8).

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