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Sairo
Jul 29, 2012, 06:24 AM
So im running ML for a couple of days now and found out that the cut and paste command doesn't seem to work.
I can copy and paste, but when it comes to cutting it just cancels the selection wherever it is in its original place.

Anybody else ran into this and knows a fix?



SandboxGeneral
Jul 29, 2012, 07:03 AM
It's woring for me on ML. Are you using Command+C to copy and then Command+Option+V to cut/paste?

Sairo
Jul 29, 2012, 07:57 AM
It's woring for me on ML. Are you using Command+C to copy and then Command+Option+V to cut/paste?

Im talking about command+x and then command+v. X for cutting and C for copying.

hdfatboy2003
Jul 29, 2012, 08:11 AM
Cmd-X is working for me on Mt Lion.

oooppss .. missed the part about doing it in Finder. Doesn't work in Finder.

hafr
Jul 29, 2012, 08:24 AM
Im talking about command+x and then command+v. X for cutting and C for copying.

In Finder, you don't use cut/copy in that way. You select the file(s) you want, you press cmd+c. Then to move instead of copy, you press alt+cmd+v instead of cmd+v.

Sairo
Jul 29, 2012, 08:33 AM
In Finder, you don't use cut/copy in that way. You select the file(s) you want, you press cmd+c. Then to move instead of copy, you press alt+cmd+v instead of cmd+v.

They most of changed it then because in Lion I had absolutely no problems.

Mal
Jul 29, 2012, 08:43 AM
They most of changed it then because in Lion I had absolutely no problems.

Nope, never worked in Lion. Either you're remembering wrong, or you installed a tweak of some type (although I don't recall any). Cut has never been enabled in the Finder in OS X.

jW

hafr
Jul 29, 2012, 08:54 AM
They most of changed it then because in Lion I had absolutely no problems.

It was the exact same thing in Lion.

Sairo
Jul 29, 2012, 09:46 AM
Nope, never worked in Lion. Either you're remembering wrong, or you installed a tweak of some type (although I don't recall any). Cut has never been enabled in the Finder in OS X.

jW

Then I must be sleeping then.
Thanks for enlightening me!

MMMalex
Jul 29, 2012, 10:02 AM
I'm glad I found this thread. I had no clue you could c/p in ML before reading this haha. I recently started a pathfinder trial too just to be able to c/p. Guess I won't need to buy it anymore

hafr
Jul 29, 2012, 11:36 AM
I'm glad I found this thread. I had no clue you could c/p in ML before reading this haha. I recently started a pathfinder trial too just to be able to c/p. Guess I won't need to buy it anymore

I'm the same way sometimes. If something doesn't work exactly like in Windows, it's like I don't even take the time to google it but just assume it's not doable and start looking for an alternative solution :)

bushido
Jul 29, 2012, 12:37 PM
lol i did not know about alt+cmd+v either and ive been using a mac since the ibook days :o

Alameda
Jul 29, 2012, 01:10 PM
lol i did not know about alt+cmd+v either and ive been using a mac since the ibook days :oThat's because it's utterly unintuitive.

MS Windows can Cut/Copy/Paste files and it works very well. The Cut only occurs if you make a Paste. Apple should copy this behavior; it's very useful.

hafr
Jul 30, 2012, 01:42 AM
That's because it's utterly unintuitive.

MS Windows can Cut/Copy/Paste files and it works very well. The Cut only occurs if you make a Paste. Apple should copy this behavior; it's very useful.

Please elaborate on how ctrl+x is intuitive for "cut" and ctrl+v for "paste", and how it's more useful to press ctrl+x, ctrl+v than to press cmd+c, alt+cmd+v...

If you would have learned the Apple way of doing it first (i.e. cmd+c to choose the file(s), then cmd+v to copy or alt+cmd+v to move), you would have been all like "ctrl+x to CUT? It makes no sense!".