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I decided to give ForkLift 2 a try, since it is currently on sale in MAS. I've been using XtraFinder to enable normal (Cmd+X) file cut operation in Finder.

Now that I'm trying to move to ForkLift I can't find a way to make this command work.
No shortcut in the preferences can be set for the operation. Is there a workaround?

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Finder doesn't have a cut Cmd ⌘ X behaviour for files, only for file names.

It uses Edit menu > Copy
or Cmd ⌘ C

then Edit menu holding Alt ⌥ > Move Item Here
or Cmd ⌘ Alt ⌥ V instead.

... or Drag holding Cmd ⌘ between volumes

  • I know, that Finder doesn't have that functionality by default. As I've mentioned, I use the XtraFinder plugin to add that functionality. Now I'm wondering how I can do the same with ForkLift. – Eli Korvigo Aug 26 '15 at 10:11
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From the Forklift manual...

Copy

To copy the item(s) selected in the active pane to the folder opened in the opposite pane you can use the following methods:

  • click the toolbar icon
  • select File > Copy to from the menu
  • use the cmd-c keyboard command to copy the item(s) to the clipboard, then switch to the second pane with TAB and use cmd-v to paste
  • copy is also available in the item list context menu
  • the commander style keybinding set allows the use of F5 for 'copy to'.
  • I thought I had put it straight enough that I wanted to have Cmd+X in ForkLift. It's faster to mv in the shell if I can't just Cmd+X in the file manager. – Eli Korvigo Aug 26 '15 at 10:28
  • Then put the details in your question. I've had enough of chasing answers for you that you didn't specify you'd tried or eliminated in your question. – Tetsujin Aug 26 '15 at 10:59
  • I'll undelete my previous answers to save anyone else wasting their time. – Tetsujin Aug 26 '15 at 11:00
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    My question clearly states "Now that I'm trying to move to ForkLift I can't find a way to make this command (Cmd+X) work. No shortcut in the preferences can be set for the operation. Is there a workaround?" I can't see how one can state it more obviously, that I need to set a shortcut (Cmd+X) for the file cut operation in ForkLift (like it is possible to do in Finder using XtraFinder). You should've read the question before trying to answer. – Eli Korvigo Aug 26 '15 at 11:05
  • I'll let the community decide. – Tetsujin Aug 26 '15 at 11:07

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