Lightroom: export to mail with contacts, variable selection methods

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Downloaded and installed the new public beta v5 of Lightroom and it is great. Marvelous new features.

Have 2 items that would like Adobe to consider.

a. Can you add a way to have Lightroom export to mail include a way to access user contacts/addresses? At the very least a way to import them as a discrete action.

b. Would like to see Lightroom have a variable selection methodology. What is meant by that is at the moment if one Command/Control selects and then tries to subsequently execute a multiple sequential selection, the selection becomes one continuous selection starting with the first individual selection. What would be nice to see would be i. e. select a single image, then select 2 or more sequential images, then additional individual no sequential images, followed by additional sequential images and so on.
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You can do what I think you're saying, select multiple sequential selections with unselected items in between each sequential selection. It works with Explorer items and with LR thumbnails along the thumbnail bar. Here is how you do it:

Click on first image of first sequence, Shift-Click on last image in a sequence and the sequence is all highlighted.

Move the mouse past a few unselected images, then Ctrl-Click on an image to define the beginning of a second sequence, then CTRL-SHIFT-CLICK on the image that you want to be the end of the second selected sequence. As long as you never only click or only Shift-Click on any more images, the existing sequences will stay selected while you're Ctrl-Clicking or Ctrl-Shift-Clicking on new images. In other words the key is to continue to hold down the Ctrl key for the duration of your clicking to define new disconnected sequences.

If you are talking about something else, then please explain. If you're on a Mac and the Mac-equivalent of Ctrl-Click doesn't behave the same as on Windows, then I'm not sure what to tell you.