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Moving folders in Finder without copying
Authored by: mantrid on Aug 04, '10 07:28:46AM

Who said anything about circumventing permissions or doing anything without administrator access? When required, a cmd-drag in Panther invokes an authentication dialog so that an administrator could organize things quickly from the GUI. Tiger and later, an admin in this situation can't move from the GUI at all.

Ugh, this is the biggest problem with Apple's increased market share. Too many recent switchers and newbies that have no recollection of how elegant the Mac used to be even just five years ago, unable to recognize how kludgy OS X has become, blissfully unaware that they are settling for mediocrity are drowing out the voices of those who realize how good it could actually be.

You tell your computer to move some files and it copies them instead. It won't move them no matter what. How are people defending this? Change the ownership and then move as an alternative? Once you have changed the ownership or permissions you wouldn't even need the command key so do you even know what you are talking about? Maybe check your facts before posting irrelevant comments prepended with "seems" to substitute for actually testing something first. Regardless, you could have done the two step move in 10.3 if you wanted to as well, but how is that better than just moving it in one step as was once possible? Less consistency with Mac conventions, reduced capabilities overall. It's a downgrade.

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