Deleting file in QuickTime Player 7.6.4 ( free version )?

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  1. peewee12345 macrumors member

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    Hi
    I am fairly new to computers-

    Mac os x 10.4.11
    Quicktime Player 7.6.4
    Safari 4

    How do you DELETE movies from QuickTime Player?????
    I have no idea how to... I have googled extensively too!!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Locate the file in Finder.
    Right-click on the file.
    Move to Trash.
     
  3. peewee12345 thread starter macrumors member

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    Right click- trash- a no go??

    I appreciate your quick help.

    I think there were 2 copies of the same pdf file

    So I followed your advice

    I clicked track pad while holding ctrl
    and voila "move to trash" appeared as a sub menu

    great
    however
    when I tried the same procedure on the remaining pdf, the duplicate
    The "move to Trash" was absent. instead I had an option to copy it

    I tried dragging it manually, no luck.

    What say you?

    Thank you again

    ps should I stick w Preview?
    If so, is it a simple matter to transfer the Adobe Reader pdf's to Preview?!!
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    First, any file you locate in Finder can be deleted. If you don't see "Move to Trash", just drag the file to the Trash icon on your Dock.

    You don't have to "transfer" pdfs between Adobe Reader and the Preview app. You open the pdf with either app, whichever you choose. You can right-click (or Control-click) any file and choose "Open with" to choose which app you want to use to open the file.

    Preview works just fine for pdfs. It launches faster and uses less resources than Adobe Reader. Some pdfs may not display exactly the same in both apps, but usually they will.
     
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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's what the forum is for: questions, both elementary and complex. Do you have the file in question already open? If so, quit Adobe Reader and/or Preview and then try to delete it. If you can't delete the file after that, see here:
    You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash
     
  7. peewee12345 thread starter macrumors member

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    "Gosh" I am not really naive, nor credulous, but the responses here are so quick and accurate.

    I am quite impressed. Thank you
     
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  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I meant for to right-click in Finder to "Open With". If you're looking at an email, you're not in Finder. You first need to save the file to your computer, then open it. If you click on the pdf in the body of an email, it will open with whatever app your browser is set to use.
     
  10. peewee12345 thread starter macrumors member

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    How do I save to computer? The icon/ file just invites clicking which gets Adobe involved.
    I see nothing that prompts "save to computer"
    I see download, yes. but no destination options.
    Normally the pdf file goes to desktop and also it then opens up in Adobe Reader.

    Sorry for my obtuseness !
     
  11. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    hi peewee12345,
    I think we're now not sure where are you trying to delete the files from. Could you please tell us what are the steps you do to see the file ?
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It sounds like if you select "Download", it will download it to your desktop, where you can right-click (Control-click) it on the desktop to "Open With".
     
  13. peewee12345 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it worked success with opening in Preview

    Thank you much
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's your answer. Choose the download option.
     
  15. peewee12345 thread starter macrumors member

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    It worked like a charm.

    I don't understand the "behind the scenes" workings of this forum... but a hearty thank you for your patience , generosity, promptness, courtesy, knowledge, and elegance at expressing it.:)
     

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