Cut & Paste -- TotalFinder / XtraFinder

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by nanogirl21, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a working alternative for TotalFinder or XtraFinder that is working in 10.11? Specifically looking for the cut/paste in the right click drop down menu function. Thanks.
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Whats wrong with the vanilla Finder? It offers a move option in the context menu (press option key).
     
  3. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Holding down Option when clicking Paste Item will change it to Move Item Here, the same as Cut and Paste in Windows. Command-Option-V also works.
     
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    Command C = copy to the clipboard
    Command X = cut to the clipboard
    Command V = paste clipboard contents
    another one I have found useful is Command W - it closes the current tab in Safari, or chrome or whatever.
     
  8. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ehhh I see what you guys are saying that. I guess I am looking for more of of a DRAG and DROP feature (Yoink) isn't working too well either. The whole command + [whaterever] just doesn't work with me in finder. I do use those commands on the web, but for some reason in finder it just won't work for me.
     
  9. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    If you are looking for a sophisticated, easy to use Clipboard Manager, then you might have a look at iClip.
    If you are looking for an advanced File Manager, then you might have a look at ForkLift.
     
  10. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Not sure whether that has been clear to you: when you hold the command key while dragging a file, it will always be moved to the location where it is dropped, not copied. Finder behaves differently depending on location, filetype and destination, but with the command key you can force Finder to move the file you are dragging, whereas holding the option key while dragging will always copy the file.

    You can also just reverse the paste and move functions for Finder, so that command + V will always move a copied file and command + option + V will paste it. Just add two keyboard shortcuts for Finder in System Preferences > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, name them according to the exact name in the menu bar (“Paste” and “Move Item Here”) and flip the shortcuts.
     

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