Mac Monday: Move Finder items without dragging


Mac MondaySure, you can copy and paste files and folders in the Finder with the Edit menu’s basic Copy and Paste commands (Command-C and Command-V, respectively) . But there’s another option—or should I say “Option”? Use the Option key to change the Finder’s Paste Item command to Move to Here. (Its keyboard shortcut, Command-Option-V, adds Option to the standard Paste shortcut.) This is much easier than dragging an item to a new location when the target window isn’t already open.

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