expanded use of option key

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wrldwzrd89, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    I just thought of a feature I'd like included in a future version of Mac OS X. If anyone else could make use of it, I'll submit it to Apple.

    Anyway, here's what I thought would come in handy:

    Normally, if you drag a file from one folder on a disk to another folder on that same disk, the file gets moved. You can force a copy by holding down Option as you drag.

    However, if you drag a file from one disk to another disk, the file is normally copied. Holding down the Option key as you drag doesn't do anything different - what I'd like is to be able to force a move (making the little plus symbol next to the mouse disappear, as it does for moves) by holding Option while dragging.
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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  3. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Cless, thank you so much. This little tip will save me lots of time, since I move files from disk to disk all the time on my Mac. I honestly did not know about that particular keyboard shortcut.
     

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