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Jan 31, 2001, 08:30 AM
 
I would like to know wether an application exists which allows me to copy/paste files in the finder. It's a feature I use a lot on the "other" platform. Imagine this scenario: deep down somewhere on the harddisk I navigate to some files and apple-c them. I go somewhere else far far away from the original location and apple-v. The selected files are magically copied to their new location...

Does such an extension/control-panel/application/apple-script exist?
     
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Jan 31, 2001, 08:35 AM
 
Not to my knowledge. What you can do instead is this: find the files, and drag them while hodling down the option key to your desktop. This will copy the files there. Then go to where you want them to be, and drag the files from the desktop to that location.
     
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Jan 31, 2001, 08:50 AM
 
seek and yea shall find (why didn't I do this *before* posting?)

It does exist: FileCM (http://home.wireco.net/~andyf/)

"FileCM is a contextual menu plugin that allows the user to Cut, Copy, Paste, and Alias files through contextual menus. FileCM is straight forward to use, and is much like Windows9x's file Cut, Copy, and Paste contextual menus. Version 1.2 adds the ability to alias files. FileCM requires a PowerMac with MacOS 8.1 or later."

     
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Jan 31, 2001, 01:16 PM
 
Or, there is FinderPop and PowerMenu, which also use contextual menus.
Ya gotta applaud those bunnies for sacrificing their hearing just so some guy in Yonkers can have better TV reception.
     
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Jan 31, 2001, 10:36 PM
 
The answer: Spring-loaded folders baby!
Grab your file/s and just drag and pop open the folders using spacebar and you're in the deep, dark nestled folders in no time! When you've got to where you want to be, hold down option and let go. easy. and fast.
     
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Feb 1, 2001, 03:37 AM
 
Exactly right, dunno what I'd do without them. All done in one easy movement.
And thats why OSX needs that... it doens't have spring loaded folders, OR the copy and paste thing. Plus you can navigate with spring loaded folders... you can't with copy/paste...

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Feb 1, 2001, 12:19 PM
 
Exactly, I don't know how I am going to survive in OS X without spring loaded folders...another great Apple insight looks like it might be fading into the sunset.
     
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Feb 1, 2001, 03:32 PM
 
Spring-loaded folders are great and I would hate to see them disappear but it just takes forever this way! And what if the folder you wish to copy or move your files in doesn't exits (yet)? You can apple-c your files, create/rename a folder, and apple-v them! Try doing that with spring-loaded folders!
     
   
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