Is Finder lacking or I'm just not doing it right?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Acasha, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Acasha macrumors newbie

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    Hey all.. great board... very helpful.

    I'm coming from windows to mac and miss some functionality in Mac vs Windows. Maybe its me, but here are my problems:

    1. In the Trash, I cant seem to find a way to know the origin of the file before deletion. Get info doesn't provide original locations.

    2. In Windows, you can highlight files and get information on the total size etc in the below bar or when you right click on them... Again, "Get info" opens the info for every single file but wont provide total size of all the files.

    3. Delete: why o why do I have to drag stuff to the trash all the time? Is there an alternative? in windows you can just press Delete

    4. Open file: is there any other way other than double click? in Windows you can press Enter (return) to open files.

    Thanks for your help. :apple:
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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  3. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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    On a similar note, I wanted to ask if there is a "Delete" button for the mac or a short cut.

    Let me explain....
    The Delete button on the MAC acts as a backspace button on a PC.
    The Delete button on the PC deletes everything on the RIGHT. Is there a button for that on the MAC? Or a shortcut maybe?


    Thanks.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    1. That's just the way OSX does it. It was only Snow Leopard that the "Put Back" feature was added. Just be careful what you delete.

    2. option+command+i
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    2. Select multiple files, then press Command + Option + I
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    See Kilamite's number 3
     
  7. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh gotcha!!

    Thanks!
     
  8. kolax macrumors G3

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    CMD + BACKSPACE = Backwards Delete
    Fn + BACKSPACE = Forwards Delete

    Fn + Up/Down etc is Page Up/Down etc.
     
  9. Acasha thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    You can also use CMD+Down in addition to CMD+O. This is useful for quick traversal of directories as CMD+Up backs up a folder.
     
  11. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Regarding Question 2.

    There are actually 2 ways to do this.

    1. As mentioned using command-option-I gets you the Inspector Window.

    2. Using command-ctrl-I brings up the Summary Info Window.

    The difference between the two is that Summary Info is static and Inspector is dynamic. So if you use the Inspector then highlight some other files/folders, the information will get updated.

    Depending on what you're doing, each method has their uses.
     
  12. Weepul macrumors regular

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    That is, of course, only relevant for truncated (eg. laptop) keyboards with a function key. For keyboards with dedicated Delete/Page Up/Page Down keys, they work as expected.
     
  13. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    1. It was Put Away in OS9, even 8 I think, but essentially the same function.

    2. option or control, as someone else wrote? (can't test it at the moment)

    3. There is a Delete button available. If there isn't one in your Finder windows' tool bar, right click there and you can add it. (by selecting Customize Toolbar...)

    4. I think you can right click and select Open (again, can't test, and I don't do it that way, so not 100% sure) Confirmed: yes we can!
     

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