Dragging items to trash with mac book pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mybydee1, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. mybydee1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2007
    Hi, I hope this question is not too pedestrian, however I am a mac newbie, I got a mac mini in sept, and just purchased a new macbook pro. my question is how do you drag items to the trash in Pro, and then how do you empty it? I know the question seems banal ,so I apologize :)

  2. jnc macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nunya, Business TX
    Drag the item you want to delete, and drop to the trash icon in the dock. From there, right click the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

    You can also send an item to the trash by the keyboard combination Command + backspace
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Do you mean with the trackpad? It's just select/hold button/drag/drop. Since you have a new MBP, you have Leopard, so when you click to open Trash you can click on the Empty button. Or you can control click to get the context menu. Or set up the trackpad so two fingers plus button act as right click.

    What I've done though is customize my Finder toolbar (View/Customize Toolbar) and dragged the delete icon to the toolbar, so I can delete any file I've selected without drag - I also added New Folder and Connect.
  4. mybydee1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2007
    thanks for your replies

    thanks folks! it was very helpful,
  5. dstein macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2007
    command sift delete empties the trash...you can bypass the warning message in the finder prefs

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