Delete files in one stroke? (No holding command)

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

  1. mstmartin macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Really?

    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

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    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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