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"Cut" function not working

510 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2007 12:01 PM by Rachel R RSS
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Nov 7, 2007 9:49 PM
I have a clean install of Leopard on my new iMac, and have found that the "Cut" function in Finder stays inactive. I can Copy and Paste, but not Cut. Is this a known issue, and is there another thread I should look at? Searching the forum for cut and paste hits just about every topic! Thanks
24" Aluminium iMac, 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Core Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 8, 2007 12:53 AM (in response to poddster)
    Apple is never going to enable the Cut function in Finder.

    It has something to do with user interface inconsistencies and the great fear that files will get sucked into a great big black hole if Apple ever decides to implement a Cut and Paste feature for simple file management.

    The argument goes that whenever a user "cuts" something, that something will disappear like the text in your word processor. Hence, when a user "cuts" a file, that file, too, will disappear and all anarchy will break loose on earth.

    And so They have grayed out the Cut menu item for Finder to protect us from ourselves.

    But I digress. I just love the cute little green button. I never know what it's going to do when I click on it.
    Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Rachel R Level 6 Level 6 (18,700 points)
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    Nov 8, 2007 12:01 PM (in response to poddster)
    (in combination with the Delete keys being disabled as well)


    I'm not sure what you mean by this...? You can delete files with the Command-Delete keyboard shortcut.
    15" MacBook Pro Core Duo, 2GB RAM; Windows XP Pro on Parallels, Mac OS X (10.5), 400MHz G4 (Sawtooth); Airport network; 60GB iPod photo

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