In Quicksilver you can do this:
A less obvious feature is known as the comma trick. Using the comma key, you can select mul-
tiple items in the object pane (or the third pane) and then have a single action operate on all of
them at the same time. Using this you can move several files to the trash at once or address a
new mail message to several different people.
Activate Quicksilver, select an item, type , (comma) and then select another item. You’ll see a collection of smaller icons accumulate at the bottom or left of the object pane. You can select as many items as you want. When you have them all,
tab to the action pane and continue as normal. If you have several collected you can type the
delete key to remove the last item collected (i.e., the last small icon).
Is there something similar in LaunchBar?
In other words, can one select multiple files (from different folders) and apply the same action/applescript to all of them at once?
Some of the other advantages of having this feature are:
when you collect multiple items, you can write an applescript which will process all but the last item(which should be a folder) and then move/copy those items to the last item.
1. compress all the selected files and move the archive created to a folder
2. append text to all of them at once if they are all text files
(Please do not take my posts as Launchbar Vs. Quicksilver debate. Quicksilver is more or less out of development. So I have switched to Launchbar and I want to know if these things can be done with Launchbar)