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rsherid 09-29-2008 10:26 AM

Keyboard shortcut: Cut
 
How come the "Cut" option is disabled? I want something similar to CTRL+V in XP.

skaheadpunk 09-29-2008 11:01 AM

Well, Ctrl+V is paste for a start.

And it's not disabled... have you tried Cmd+X, Cmd+C etc? A lot of shortcuts are the same, just use Command instead of Control.

rsherid 09-29-2008 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skaheadpunk (Post 733138)
Well, Ctrl+V is paste for a start.

And it's not disabled... have you tried Cmd+X, Cmd+C etc? A lot of shortcuts are the same, just use Command instead of Control.

I meant CTRL+X in Windows.

I tried CMD+X in Leopard, but, like I said, it's disabled when I went to Edit > Cut

skaheadpunk 09-29-2008 03:29 PM

In one application or all of them? If you select the text of my post and hit Cmd+C the hit Cmd+V elsewhere does it not copy it?

hughvane 09-29-2008 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rsherid (Post 733143)
I tried CMD+X in Leopard, but, like I said, it's disabled when I went to Edit > Cut

Ska's question is important - in what application are you trying to cut?

I know when tutoring software use, the single-most misunderstanding is that in order to be able to cut-paste or copy-paste, first something must be selected.

You cannot simply cut text from this answer for example, because editing of the text is blocked. Nor can you 'cut' from an email message someone sends you, the editing function is invalid. You can however select-copy-paste.

rsherid 09-29-2008 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skaheadpunk (Post 733262)
In one application or all of them? If you select the text of my post and hit Cmd+C the hit Cmd+V elsewhere does it not copy it?

It's on the desktop. I'm getting rid of the clutter on my desktop and moving it around to different folders. I wanted the Cut option to avoid having two copies.

hughvane 09-29-2008 05:37 PM

Are you trying to use 'Cut' to remove (delete) an item from your desktop? If so, it won't work. Once you've moved an item to a folder, it should be away from the desktop anyway. But if you're copying (Option-drag-drop) an item to a folder, then the original will remain on the desktop. To get rid of it, use Cmd-Delete to send it to Trash, and then empty the Trash when you've finished tidying.

Kash 09-29-2008 06:41 PM

Cut is not an option in the Finder. To move files around, you have to either drag and drop, or copy and paste to the new location and then delete the original.

arcuspilot 12-10-2012 05:44 PM

This is from a post in another thread on these forums:

The first is a feature that has been missing in OS X for a while, which is the ability to cut and paste files. Microsoft introduced this in Windows quite a while ago with the Ctrl-X / Ctrl-V combination, but Apple didn't have a similar option, resulting in people resorting to various scripts and utilities to get this functionality. Apple has finally implemented this feature in OS X Lion, but has not done so by duplicating the Cut and Paste options that are seen in Windows. Instead, you first select a file or multiple files and then press Command-C to put it on the clipboard, followed by either pressing Command-V to copy the file, or Option-Command-V to move the file to the desired location.


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