Move command?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by psyjunta, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. psyjunta macrumors newbie

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    I really miss the move or cut-command in Windows. Clicking and dragging doesn't cut it for me.
    If there isn't one, can I script it somehow? Like putting "Move from" and "Move to" command in the right click menu?
     
  2. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    Command-X to cut and Command-V to paste. I think that's what you're talking about.
     
  3. psyjunta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Easy as that huh?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    There has been some scripts in other threads. Use MRoogle to find them. I wrote one of them so I know they're there. Also, from Finder, when you drag a file to another window if you hold command before you release your mouse it will move the file rather than copy it.
     
  5. psyjunta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I need help finding those scripts. cmd-x doesn't work. Did a search and found one script but I'm reluctant to downloading a script that I have no insight in how it handles the file. [Edit: Yup, file cutter is exactly what I don't want. Tried to copy the readme-file to the desktop and it just disappeared. Lucky it happened while I was testing the app and not later on when I was moving my documents.]

    Ideally it should copy the file and after a succesful copy it should destroy the original.

    Weird that apple would make such an oversight. OSX has so far been a dream in terms of usability except in the area of managing files. It's cumbersome setting up all the folders in beforehand to move some files. I work with a track pad often and more than a few times I've accidentally released the left click button and lost the file in the mess that is my finder windows. It's just frustrating.
     

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