Unable to cut anything - copy-paste is OK

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by damlandberg, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. damlandberg macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    As a complete newbie in the mac-world, I am faced with some challenges since everything is (fortunately) not identical to the windows world.

    One that is driving me nuts is that I am unable to cut anything in almost all applications and folders. I know the shortcut is what-that-keys-name (ctrl in windows) + X, but it doesn't work, since it is always "greyed" out/inactive.

    Could someone explain why that is? I should say that most, not all, of the files were copied over via an external HD from my old windows machine.

    Thanks
    Soren
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    you cannot cut files in Finder but you can cut text in all applications. drag and drop + spring loaded folders can be used as a substitute along with the Finder's keyboard shortcuts for items.
     

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