Lightbox: Cut and Paste / Drag and Drop

Michael S Elledge elledge at
Thu Jun 7 14:57:46 UTC 2007

I wonder why it's different in Finder than in the apps...Maybe Apple did 
that so people won't lose their documents, preventing the user from 
making a fatal error.


Anastasia Cheetham wrote:
> On 6-Jun-07, at 2:12 PM, Jonathan Hung wrote:
>> For all other computer "objects" like file folders, images, etc., a 
>> greyed-out version is left behind until you paste it to your destination.
> I just tried 'cut'ing a folder in the Mac OS X Finder, and you can't.  
> The functionality is not provided at all. You can copy and paste a 
> folder, or 'duplicate' it (which does the copy and paste in one 
> action), or delete it, but not cut it. Same with documents like Word 
> docs, images, HTML files - in the Finder, you can't 'cut' them.
> Interesting...
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