601 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2006 12:06 PM by joeyoppo
Primarily i was trying to use the delete keyboard shortcut to delete files (Pictures, text documents, alias') from the desktop - or at least use a shortcut to send them to the trash bin. Apple + Delete didn't seem to send any files/alias' to the trash bin (Also, assuming the keyboard shortcut was correct and should be sending the files to the trash bin, would using the keyboard shortcut on a mounted .dmg file eject it?)
I tried using the keyboard shortcut on an external USB HDD as well with nothing happening when I tried to delete/move the files to the trash.
It appears to be a system-wide (non-area spesific) problem.
are your other regular shortcuts working? like ⌘-O, ⌘-W, ⌘-S, etc.?
have you tried both command keys?
and is your delete key functioning normal within applications?
and to answer your question, no ⌘-E is the eject command.
but for now you should be able to control-click (right-click) and select 'move to trash' from the contextual menu as a short cut.
Yes my keyboard is in good mechanical working order. I use quite a few other shortcuts to control iTunes and manage windows just fine. This seems to be my only major hurdle to overcome at the moment
Thanks for the tip about Ejecting BTW.
I havent tried the Apple + Backspace combo yet. I will try it as soon as I get home. That's a good idea. I know the delete key is functioning because I use it in text editors and such...
I know the following shortcuts allow window management:
F11 - Show Desktop
Apple + M - Minimize current Window
Is there a command to maximise windows? I've prodded around the apple website and found a few shortcuts, but for some reason they are space and hard to come by
that's it. the backspace is the delete key on the apple pro keyboard.
i missunderstood you before. the 'delete' key next to 'end' and underneath 'help' doesn't work with the ⌘-delete (move to trash) function. it only works in apps like andy said.
did yours before?
the reason it's hard to find all the short cuts at once is because they vary by application. even within os x apps there is some variation. but most of the short cuts can be seen just by looking through the menus at the top (within whater app your using/is active.
and some more can be found in system preferences> keyboard and mouse> keyboard shortcuts.