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The best part of this hint is that it also unlocks "Cut" while editing filenames
Authored by: VRic on Dec 08, '07 10:46:48AM

At some time in the past, the Finder started blocking "Cut" not only for items (files, folders…), but also for text selections in items names, which I found infuriating. I don't remember when that happened, I know it was so in 10.4.x.

This caused countless failed "Cmd-X" shortcuts, followed by "Cmd-C" + Delete + swear words.

So what I liked most about this hint is that it finally restored "Cut" while editing filenames: text editing in item names now works like it should and like it does everywhere else.

To me, this is of much more frequent use than cutting files/folders. Actually, I almost never copy files that way, because it's inconsistent with every other "Copy" command: in any other application, copy/cut stores the current selection and later pastes what was copied no matter what happened to the original, whereas "copy file" (or cut) actually pastes whatever happens to be there at the time you paste, NOT when you "copied" it.

(sorry for the late comment: I just re-discovered this hint while setting up another Mac)



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