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I have tons of file on my desktop. I am using latest macbook pro.

After selecting the file using mouse I hit delete and then "command and delete" and none of them work.

So finally I hit ctrl + mouse click and then I chose "Move to trash".

Is there a way to delete the file using only keyboard?

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Also, is there a way to delete a file, instead of only moving it to the trash bin? I mean, other than "rm" at the prompt? –  lpacheco Jun 16 '11 at 11:26
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command+delete works just fine. Highlight the file (single click or use your keyboard to select it), then hold command and without releasing it, push delete. This moves the file or folder to the trash.

Note that delete is in the same place as Backspace on a Windows keyboard.

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A variety of other OS X apps also require Cmd-Delete instead of simply Delete, mimicking the Finder. –  Matthew Frederick Jun 16 '11 at 3:11
how did you make the command, delete and backspace show up as buttons? –  Yasky Jun 16 '11 at 9:34
<kbd>keyname</kbd> –  jm666 Jun 16 '11 at 9:52

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