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Authored by: Black on Jan 16, '09 08:24:57AM

I can't actually duplicate the conditions under which this is necessary. I opened a file in Preview, closed it without quitting preview, dragged it to the Trash, and then emptied the Trash. No problem. It complained when the file was still actually open in Preview, but that is hardly surprising (I'd be surprised if it didn't complain), and is by no means restricted to Preview.

Even if this was an issue with Preview, I fail to see why this is particularly helpful. I wouldn't want to quit Preview every time I emptied the Trash on the off chance that it might still be hanging on to a file. Even if it is, everything else will still be deleted and if there is some urgency to deleting the one troublesome file, it is not exactly taxing to quit Preview. But like I said, I can't duplicate the problem. This hint would be better if rather than the pretty silly "solution" it just said: "If you can't delete a file that was recently open in Preview, try quitting Preview, it might still be holding a reference to it."

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