drag/drop into cut/paste?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by altecXP, May 17, 2011.

  1. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    When I drag/drop a file I always have to go back and delete the original. Am I missing something so I can cut/paste them instead?
     
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  3. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    If you drag and drop while holding the command button, it will move the file instead of copying it.

    If you drag and drop a file between two locations on the same filesystem, it will move the file instead of copying it. Hold the command button to copy.

    Look for the green + in a circle when you're ready to "drop." If that's present, you're copying it (the copy is like "adding" the file to an additional spot, hence the plus sign). If it isn't, you're moving it.
     
  5. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hm, thats quite annoying when I have two drives in my laptop and want to move files around a lot between them.
     

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