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Questions from mainly a PC user: 1. How do I cut and paste files in OS X? Basically, moving files. Cut is greyed out and can't use ctrl-x like PCs. 2. How do I select/unselect individual items (e.g., files)? I want to highlight multiple files or whatever. Shift-key won't do since I have to do in a nonstop selection list. Thank you in advance. :) -- "Now I have you where I want you... where is my jar of Bull ants?" --unknown /\___/\ / /\ /\ \ Ant The Ant Farm: http://antfarm.ma.cx | |o o| | E-mail: netANT or eduANT ...

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    Default MacOS X 10.2.7's file management...

    Questions from mainly a PC user:

    1. How do I cut and paste files in OS X? Basically, moving files. Cut
    is greyed out and can't use ctrl-x like PCs.

    2. How do I select/unselect individual items (e.g., files)? I want to
    highlight multiple files or whatever. Shift-key won't do since I
    have to do in a nonstop selection list.

    Thank you in advance. :)
    --
    "Now I have you where I want you... where is my jar of Bull ants?"
    --unknown
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    In article <net>, com
    wrote:
     

    You can't. I dislike that they even allow Copy-Paste, since it's mixing
    metaphors quite badly (the file is never on the clipboard, and thus cut,
    delete parent folder, paste results in a lost file on Windows).

    To move files, drag them from folder to folder.
     

    For list and column views, shift selects ranges as you've discovered. In
    icon view, it'll just multislect.

    To multiselect regardless of view, you can hold down the command key. :)
    Steven Guest

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    <com> wrote:
     

    You don't. You can COPY and paste, and then delete the original. I think
    this was done because that is safer. If your oringin and destination are
    on the same volume, it's faster to simply drag-and-drop. That is more
    the Macintosh way.
     

    Command-klick (the cloverleaf key) allows non-continuous selections.

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    <com> wrote in message
    news:net... 

    Spring-loaded folders. If you're trying to go up, then you'll need another
    window. If you're moving things down it can be done in the same window.

    Select what you need, drag the selection on top of a folder and hold. The
    folder will 'spring' open, allowing you to select the next level down.
    Repeat until you have the target.

    It's more complicated to explain than it is to actually do. Just try it -
    grab a file, drag it over a folder and hold, then see what happens.


    Cheers,
    Ian


    Ian Guest

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    Steven Fisher <net> wrote: 
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    THanks. Hmm, it seems like another program is interferring my command
    and left mouse button clicking. I will have to investigate this.
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