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  • 15. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    Tomei Ningen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I like the Mac and I am replacing all of my windows laptops to Macs. But this is just so lame. I've used Ctrl-X, Ctrl-V on windows for 20 years and never lost any files that way.

     

    On a MacBook with only a track pad and no mouse, it's sooooo difficult to move files without knowing the "oh you have to hold the Alt key and then you'd discover a new menu" thing. You can justify it whatever way you like, but this is just lame.

  • 16. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,480 points)

    That's because most Mac people drag and drop their files as opposed to using Cut & Paste. Cut, copy, and paste are generally used for just text.

  • 17. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,990 points)

    If your MacBook supports Mountain Lion, then upgrade it. Then you'll have Cut & Paste with the keyboard.

  • 18. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    walczyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Technically, you'll have Copy & Move with the keyboard.

  • 19. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,990 points)

    It's the same result. Command+C to copy the data info, Command+Option+V to move.

     

    But yes, you are correct. It would indeed be confusing for users to look for a Cut command in the menus for files and folders when there isn't one. Apple made "Move" the second command rather than the first.

     

    And even that isn't in the menu. It shows Command+V for paste, which would of course give you everything in two places. You have to know to hold down the Option key to make paste a "Move".

     

    Edit: Reminder to anyone new reading this topic. This only works in Mountain Lion, 10.8.x (and presumably the upcoming Mavericks, 10.9.x). You won't find this ability in Snow Leopard.

  • 20. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    Peer67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much scigeek64hd . I never bothered to login to the support pages to post a reply, but this was so annoying and your simple answer made me so happy, I actually setup a ApplID just to say thanks. Loosing data, bad practice; sorry guys: that is BS, never lost a file with cut and paste in 20 year of Windows, for the simple reason one cannot loose data over this as the cut will not happen if the paste doesn't succeed.

  • 21. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    kiym Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OS X's Copy>Move ( cmd + C, cmd + alt + V) actually works a bit differently from Windows' Cut>Paste.

     

    On Windows, the file that you cut will simply be copied to the clipboard, and ctrl + V will simply paste it and delete the original file. The file remains in the clipboard, so you can paste copies of it again as many times as you want.

     

    However, cmd + alt + V on OS X will just keep moving the file. It will not create copies after the first move. You can, though, create copies if you switch to cmd + V after the first cmd + alt + V.

     

    I find the OS X version more intuitive and consistent, since I sometimes move files from one location in Windows, and then change my mind. Normally, I'd have to re-cut the file, or just paste it and then come back and delete the file, whereas with OS X, I just press cmd + alt + V again.

  • 22. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    Thesouravp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks much scigeek64hd

  • 23. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    roxidura Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This hint just kept me from returning my new MBP! Thanks!

    I almost couldnt believe there was no CUT in OS X!

    And now I cannot believe that Level 7 and above people dont mention this solution directly and explain why CUT is 'dangerous'.

     

     

     

    Cheers,

    Tim

  • 24. Re: 10.6.6 - Finder: edit -> cut disabled
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,925 points)

    And now I cannot believe that Level 7 and above people dont mention this solution directly

     

    As has already been pointed out (see the link below), this solution did not exist in 2011, when this topic began.

     

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