How to delete a file in Mac OS X using mouse or keyboard

This basic tutorial is about how to delete a file in Mac OS X (Leopard 10.5 and Snow Leopard 10.6 etc).

To delete a file in Mac OS, we have two options.

  1. Using mouse
  2. Using keyboard

To delete a file in mac os x using a mouse, we simple do this:

  • Goto the folder where the file is located
  • select the file
  • right click on the file
  • select Move to Trash to delete the file
  • right click trash icon in the dashboard
  • click empty trash to delete the file permanently

To delete the file in mac os x using a keyboard, follow these steps:

  • goto the folder where the file to be deleted is located
  • select the file
  • press command + delete key together to move the file to trash
  • press key command + shift + delete to empty the trash

This way you can delete the files using mouse or a keyboard short cut in mac osx

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