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that's what so annoying about this!
Authored by: stetner on Sep 30, '04 06:15:38PM

It is logical, by dragging the folder to the trash, you have not said I want to remove this search item, you have said I want to move this folder to the trash.

You can still search on it there, so it is not removed from the 'places'.

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that's what so annoying about this!
Authored by: schaps on Sep 30, '04 06:47:07PM

Perhaps it's logical to you, but I still use OS 9 on one of my machines, and using Sherlock 2, the OS 9 Find which is quite similar to OS X's, if you want to remove a Search location, you either drag it to the trash or CMD-delete. There is no remove button, and hitting delete alone does nothing. In short, this is not only different behavior, it's dangerously different.

Whether or not one is used to the concept of dragging things to the Trash to just "disable" them, not get rid of them, it has been part of the Mac UI since at least the late 80s to eject floppies and CDs and unmount network and local drives.

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that's what so annoying about this!
Authored by: zpjet on Oct 04, '04 07:57:18PM

i'm sorry that you'd lost your files. i was near to loose my library folder with all my mail at least.

i'm glad that more people get the point. the behaviour of the list of specific places is very bad. i've just set up a test account and, guess what, it even let me to drag and delete the home directory!

the drag-delete also unmounts disks. it doesn't unmount the disks which are in use, such as startup disk. i think this is where the design started, as the disks appear dynamically.

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