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The Mac’s Magic Shortcut to Trashing Files and Photos Quickly

To delete a file, we all know you select a file in the Finder and choose File > Move to Trash or drag it to the Trash in the Dock. Similarly, you can trash selected photos in Apple’s Photos app by choosing Image > Delete X Photos, or by pressing the Delete key, but both of those methods result in a dialog asking if you’re sure. If you are wanting to trash a file in the Finder or a picture in Photos without that confirmation, select it and press Command-Delete. Poof, it’s in the Trash (Finder) or Recently Deleted album (Photos). No extra effort or prompts are needed! And if you accidentally trash the wrong thing, just press Command-Z to restore it. Keep this key combination in mind for other apps too, since they may also support it as a shortcut for “delete without prompting.”

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