Delete files in one stroke? (No holding command)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mstmartin, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. mstmartin macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011
    I have the full sized keyboard and am wondering if there is a way to make the delete key work without having to hold command? I already understand the different ways to delete files (ie holding shift and dragging, holding command and clicking specific files, etc ) but those dont help in my situation because I need to preview each individual file before deleting.

    My workflow would increase dramatically if I could just tap delete. (I dont think I've ever even used the other delete key.) Any help much appreciated!
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA

    The only thing you could possibly do is to create an AppleScript and assign it to a keystroke. I'm not even sure you could assign it to the Delete key though. You might have to use a function key instead.

    But honestly, do you delete hundreds of separate files regularly without multi-selecting them? Do you really think this will improve your workflow dramatically?
  3. mstmartin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011
    yes it absolutely improves workflow because I must preview the audio and video files before deleting, transferring or keeping them. Cant select multiple files seeing as they have generic capture titles otherwise I'd do that (I mentioned I knew how to how select multiple files in op to show its not applicable)

    for future reference, I ended up creating a macro to program CMD + delete to one key and its working perfectly.

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