“Hot keys” (they are also keyboard shortcuts or “shortcuts”) can greatly facilitate the life of the user of any operating system, and macOS – not an exception. In this tutorial, you will find some useful shortcuts for managing Trash on Mac.
So, Basket is a kind of buffer in which unnecessary files are stored. The user can delete or restore them at any time – this can be done both with the help of a manipulator (mouse or touchpad), and using the special key combinations below. It should be noted that all operations are performed after the target object is selected – a file, a group of files, or the Baskets…
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1. Moving files to the Trash
Keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + Delete allows you to delete the selected files in Shopping cart… Naturally, moving some files can affect the operation of applications, so care must be taken.
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2. File recovery
To recover deleted files from Baskets use the same key combination ⌘Cmd + Deleteby first selecting them with the mouse.
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3. Emptying the Trash
To empty the Trash from all files in it, you can use the keyboard shortcut ⇧Shift + ⌘Cmd + Delete with the Finder window active, after which the system will display a warning.
Note that starting with macOS Sierra, the Finder preferences added an option to automatically empty the Trash every 30 days.
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4. Emptying the Trash without warning
If at work you often have to empty the Trash from unnecessary files and every extra click causes irritation, then you can use the “shortcut” ⇧Shift + ⌥Option (Alt) + ⌘Cmd + Delete… This combination will instantly delete all content. Baskets without any warning.