No CMD + X shortcut

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sytrusze, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. sytrusze macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2010

    why does Apple choose not to integrate the CMD + X shortcut (cut files from one location to another)? It really makes no sense. At the moment, the only way you this is possible is through third party apps.

    Does Apple have a specific reason for not integrating this? (it better be good :apple:)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. sytrusze thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Thanks, didn't knew that trick. Don't understand the logic behind it though. Cutting/moving text is done with CMD X and cutting/moving files is done with CMD + OPTION + V. On top of that, CMD + X is an unused shortcut, it isn't used by any other function so they could easily fix this flaw...but who am I to tell Apple what to do, right :)
  4. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Feb 15, 2011
    Yeah I know, it's a weird little thing. But Apple doesn't want you messing around in that old fashioned file system anymore :p
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    That's not true. There's nothing preventing a user from "messing around" in the file system. You just need to know what shortcuts work in OS X.
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I believe the concern is that if you do a command-x with a group of files and the power goes out or you have a drive glitch, those files would be in limbo and get corrupted/deleted and your system would be sunk.

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