Change finder drag and drop behavior

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

  1. MacPC macrumors regular

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    Sep 25, 2006
    #1
    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

    adnbek

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    Oct 22, 2011
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    #2
    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

    ViperDesign

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    Location:
    Utah
    #3
    Can't you just right click, copy then paste in new directory?
     

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