Lightbox: Cut and Paste / Drag and Drop

Mara Hancock mara at
Thu Jun 7 17:06:12 UTC 2007

No, but you can "trash it."

I was going to ask about the issue of reordering vs. editing. On the  
MAC or windows you do drag things to the trash (or recycle bin). I  
can see that once users are reordering things with drag and drop they  
might expect to extend the metaphor for deleting.

On Jun 7, 2007, at 6:52 AM, 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...
> --
> Anastasia Cheetham                  a.cheetham at
> Software Designer, Fluid Project
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
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