Delete, Command Delete ? Rule?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mark88, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. mark88 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a rule that lets the user know whether delete or command delete is to be used to delete an item?

    For example, in Adium delete alone will not delete a contact in the main table, yet in mail delete will delete an email.
     
  2. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    I believe that for the most part, to delete items within Apple designed apps, like contacts, you only need the delete key. As for files, it is command + delete. 3rd party apps have their own schemes, like Adium requiring command so you don't accidentally delete a contact.
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Isn't the command in a menu somewhere (usually the Edit menu) along with its keyboard shortcut? The point of the Mac OS has always been that you did not have to memorize obscure stuff.
     

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