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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jun 27, 2007
    cant use the cut function!?!?!?
    i have had my MBP for about a month and the cut functions is always grey under the edit menu. and if i use command x it dosnt do anything, how to i get the cut function to work!?!!?

    revise, it works for type but not for folders or files, which i am trying to use it for.

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    Member Since
    Oct 13, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    13'' Macbook w/ 2Ghz Core Duo, 2GB DDR2, 250GB HD, 10.5.4. iPod Touch.
    Ah ha, one of the things that always upsets me about OSX.

    There is no "cut" for files and folders within the Finder, either Move or Copy

    I guess this sets you up for some fail-safes, your data won't be gone if you were mid "Pasting" from a "cut" and the power dies...

    File management within the same drive/partition:
    1) The act of drag-drop alone will move the file. There is no need to use "command+drag"
    2) If you want to duplicate the file. Then option+drag is what you want (as others have pointed out, a green circle with a "+" will be displayed under the curser).

    File management across two different drives/partitions:
    1) Drag-drop alone will duplicate the file onto the second drive by default. Option+drag not necessary.
    2) If you wish to move the file (leaving no copy on the original drive), then command+drag comes into play. The green-circle with the "+" icon will disappear from beneath the cursor.

    Both cases:
    3) Making aliases is the same for each. alt+command+drag

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2006
    Power Mac G5 Dual 1.8 GHz


    Use OMCEdit to see a giant list of commands.
    Find Cut, and find Paste. And add them.
    Cog 0.07 audio player -
    AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MPC, OGG, SHN, WAV, WV, tracker formats,
    VG music formats, cue sheets, M3U & PLS, Growl,, Apple Remote
    Latest Nightly Build (0.08) (new interface!) - Got ideas? Report bugs?

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