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10.7: Change the Finder option when copying multiple files Desktop
You can change 'Keep Both Files' to 'Skip' when copying multiple files in Finder.

In Lion, one of the new features is to be able to 'Keep Both Files' when copying multiple files in Finder. While this is useful there are many times when the old 'Skip' behavior is better suited to the task. Well, the (now) obvious way to do this is to just hold the 'Option' key, and then 'Keep Both File' changes to 'Skip.'

Credit for this tip goes to a poster on the Apple Discussion Boards.

[crarko adds: Sometimes simple tips are the best. This is also serves as an example of good software design.]
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10.7: Change the Finder option when copying multiple files
Authored by: KiwiGraham on Oct 28, '11 03:02:40PM

I have mixed feelings about hiding relevant options until a modifier key is pressed. While it's good to have alternative actions available they shouldn't only be apparent to users who read web sites such as this. But on the other hand maybe showing limited decision points to users is part of the finesse of OS X?



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10.7: Change the Finder option when copying multiple files
Authored by: zane on Oct 31, '11 02:04:31AM

Wow, I have lamented the loss of the 'skip' option in Lion since I first noticed it. Thank you! This is immensely helpful.



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