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Drag to copy (not move)
« on: July 04, 2012, 01:16:31 PM »
Hi,

I am running Photo Mechanic version 4.6.8 and I run Mac OS X 10.7.4

 I am trying to find out how you can drag to copy files and not MOVE them. Im sure this involves holding down a key while you drag
but I have tried ctrl, alt and command (separately!)

I have also looked through the "Copying/Moving Photos" section of the manual which states:
You can also use drag and drop to copy or move photos by dragging a selection of
photos to the Favorites or Navigator, or even another application like the Finder

How do you tell PM to move or copy when you drag?

Please include windows instructions too.
Thanks
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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 01:18:57 PM »
Tommy,

Use the Option key.  It's between the Control and Command keys.

On Windows, Shift is used instead.

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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 05:00:14 PM »
As I observed it is OS default to move files if you drag them on the same drive and copy if the target is on a different drive. You can change it with the modifiers Kirk said.
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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 12:45:24 AM »
What key would I use to move the files to a target drive instead of it copying the files?

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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 12:49:53 AM »
What key would I use to move the files to a target drive instead of it copying the files?

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The same modifier key(s). They toggle the behavior.

Local to Local without modifier will move, with modifier will copy.
Local to different drive and vice versa: without modifier will copy, with modifier will move

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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 12:54:21 AM »
What key would I use to move the files to a target drive instead of it copying the files?

Hi!

The same modifier key(s). They toggle the behavior.

Local to Local without modifier will move, with modifier will copy.
Local to different drive and vice versa: without modifier will copy, with modifier will move

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Sven
Thanks for the fast reply but it does not work for me when trying to move the files to a target drive
but it does work when trying to copy files to a folder on the same drive though any ideas?

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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 12:56:59 AM »
What OS are you running?
Mac or Win?

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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 12:58:41 AM »
What OS are you running?
Mac or Win?

Sven
Sorry running Mac os 10.7.4 on macbook pro

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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012, 01:01:44 AM »
Can you please try the same within the finder?
I assume you have tried this in PM so far?

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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012, 01:05:28 AM »
Can you please try the same within the finder?
I assume you have tried this in PM so far?

Sven

Same in finder have just tried any ideas?
I am new to mac as well

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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2012, 01:12:06 AM »
OK, i gave it a try on my end, too...

I the finder itself you have to use the Command-Key as the modifier to toggle the behavior.
It seems that this is a "bug" in PM right now. That's a thing for Kirk to answer.

If you "just" want to move files, you can use the Copy/Move function in PM.
Select the files in the contact sheet, press "Command-Y" and mark the tick-box "move photos" in the upcoming dialog.
Select the target folder and click "Move".

Sorry, I cannot help.
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Re: Drag to copy (not move)
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2012, 01:20:53 AM »
OK, i gave it a try on my end, too...

I the finder itself you have to use the Command-Key as the modifier to toggle the behavior.
It seems that this is a "bug" in PM right now. That's a thing for Kirk to answer.

If you "just" want to move files, you can use the Copy/Move function in PM.
Select the files in the contact sheet, press "Command-Y" and mark the tick-box "move photos" in the upcoming dialog.
Select the target folder and click "Move".

Sorry, I cannot help.
Sven
I have been using the move option but thought that if I could just use a key it would be easier
but thanks for your help
Cheers