Change finder drag and drop behavior

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MacPC, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. MacPC macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2006
    Hi, when I drag and drop a file from one directory to another, the default behavior is to move it. but often I found that I want to file to be copied to the other directory buy keep the original one in the old directory. In order to do that I have to hold down the option key.
    Is there a way to change this so that thee default will be copy rather then move?

    Something like default write... perhaps?
  2. adnbek macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2011
    Montreal, Quebec
    Hold "option" while dragging and dropping.

    EDIT: Oops. Just read your post carefully. I need my coffee. :p

    AFAIK there's no way to make it default. And if you did, you'd wish the default was a "move" instead. However, the default is to copy when moving files from one drive to another, if that helps. Maybe there's a tweak to replicate this behaviour within the same drive.
  3. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2007
    Can't you just right click, copy then paste in new directory?

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