Strange: Enter, DEL, cmd+X keys...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by giwr, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. giwr macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2009
    Recently switched to Mac (Macbook Pro) and I am frustrated with the followings:

    When I highlight something and hit enter, I'd like it to, you know, open the file. But it doesn't, it allows me to rename the file.Can I change it so enter opens the file/folder, app? I can't even change the settings from system preferences? I need 3rd party programme?

    Also, could I make a DEL key?

    Finally: can't I use cmd+X for "cut" function for files/folders??

    Thnx :apple:
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    What? Isn't there already one?
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  4. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    Command O opens or Double click a folder or app or use right click > open is at the top of the context menu.

    Delete key might be backspace on your keyboard mine is delete. Add the fn key for forward delete.

    No cut in Finder ~ Drag and drop works as does copy & paste.
    or Drag the receiving folder to the finder sidebar for easy access.
    or Use two finder windows (command n) file > new window.

    and while we are at it:
    The green zoom button only makes the window as large as needed.
    No multiple instances of an application just multiple windows if required.
    Mac will Replace not merge same named files, folders and apps after informing you.
    No automatic restore from Trash ~ it isn't a recycle bin. Snow Leopard has a Put Back option for items deleted from Finder..
    No bold or italic fonts if the bold and italic version of the font isn't installed.
    The red button does not close the app unless it is a single window app. Command Q quits.

    Have fun with your Mac, it has a different Operating System :)
  5. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2006
    Port Pirie, South Australia

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