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  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 (2,737 points)

    Because you can use it, for example, when you are doing a text editing function like renaming a file.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,755 points)

    But to do that you just over-type!

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 (2,737 points)

    I'm not really saying it's useful; I just think it is included in the menu because it is a standard text handling feature and a very small subset of the Finder's operations involve text handling.

     

    You can just over-type in  a word processor, too. Maybe they should just get rid of Cut altogether.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,755 points)

    It's useful if you are shifting a large block of text from one end of a document to another.

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,670 points)

    Which begs the question: why is there in Finder at all?

    That is a very good question. Why bother having it in the Finder menu if it's always grayed out?

     

    Did you, or someone try to add a Cut command in the System Preferences? Which the OS ignores since there is no Cut option in the OS at the Finder level? Hmm.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,755 points)

    I wouldn't know how to!

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 (2,737 points)

    But the point is that it isn't always grayed out. If the selection is files or folders it is grayed out, but if the selection is a piece of text, Cut becomes active.

     

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  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,670 points)

    Ah, but that's the reason for the OP's question. He wanted Cut at the Finder level for files and folders as it has been in Windows for years. That option finally appeared in OS X with Lion as Command+Option+V.

     

    But yes, you are otherwise correct. Command+X is there in Snow Leopard, but not usable for what ACK007 was after.

  • ratzr15 Level 1 (0 points)

    There are other apps which could do this task !

    MagicanFile is one such app !

    http://www.magicansoft.com/

    But at finder its not there, and "cmd+opt+v" does this task !!

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,670 points)

    There are other apps which could do this task !

    Yes, the ones I posted were just the first ones I could find. There's another very popular one I posted over a year ago to somebody, but I couldn't locate that post.

    But at finder its not there, and "cmd+opt+v" does this task !!

    Only if you're using Lion, 10.7.x or later. It doesn't exist in Snow Leopard, 10.6.x or earlier.

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