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10.7: Cut and Paste files in Finder
Authored by: mretondo on Oct 17, '12 11:56:50AM

This is why Cut and Paste is a bad metaphor in the Finder. CnP works like this in every app. Let's take a text app for example. You select a paragraph and select Cut. The paragraph is now gone and put on the clipboard. You take a brake and come back and select a new paragraph and select Cut. What's just happened? The new paragraph is now deleted and put onto the clipboard and the paragraph the was on the clipboard is now gone for good.

Now apply these same steps to the Finder only instead of paragraphs selected files. When you cut the first file it is deleted but you can get it back by pasting it, that is until you cut the second file at which point you have deleted the first file for good, holy crap! I doubt very much that's what the user had in mind.

You want to protect the user from making thous kinds of mistakes. Apples implementation does just that and preserves CnPs implementation as well.

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