I remember my old Windows, I just need to press CTRL-X and CTRL-V to move the files. How about Mac? Mac doesn’t have this feature.
For most of the people who are too lazy to reach the mouse, such as myself, moving files will be troublesome and sometimes hazardous. I often copy my files to other place instead of moving it. That’s a bad idea, obviously.
Fortunately, Mac has QuickSilver by its side. QuickSilver has the authorization to move files. We only need a few no-mouse steps to move files.
1. Highlight Files
Nothing special about this. You just need to use your keyboard, either Command-Up or Command-Down or Command-Shift-G, to move to files location. And then with Shift key hold and arrow keys moved accordingly, you can highlight files.
2. Gather Files
With QuickSilver, you can even gather files from different directories. First, highlight all files you want to be moved from one directory. Then, invoke QuickSilver with keystroke Option-Space followed by pressing keys Command-Comma and Backspace consecutively. After that, pass your highlighted files to QuickSilver, by using keystrokes Command-G. You should have your previous and current files combined at QuickSilver Object Box.
3. Select QuickSilver Action
You need to move to QuickSilver Action Box by pressing Tab and use key-term move to change QuickSilver Action into Move Files (the default QuickSilver action is Open Files).
4. Set Destination Point
Now, you have to move (again?) to the third box of QuickSilver which is Dialog Box (in this case, it’s Destination Box). Then, you should search the directory in which you want your files to be moved to.
5. Finishing Move
Double-check your progress. After you’re sure, hit Return. Jingg! All gathered files are successfully moved.
6. If You’ve Moved the Wrong File
Undo the action by pressing Command-Z and repeat again from 1st move up to 4th move. Wish you luck.
First time using this trick, you will feel it’s a bit slow. But, eventually it will become even faster than using mouse.
Image below will prove the validity of my way. You can see I include Macintosh HD and Library, which are not in the same directory.