How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask John D Your Own Question

John D
John D, BS Degree in Engineering
Category: Mac
Satisfied Customers: 9666
Experience:  Worked on Macs and PC's for 20+ years.
53785
Type Your Mac Question Here...
John D is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I am using Excel on an iMac with OS 10.6.8. I am trying to

Resolved Question:

I am using Excel on an iMac with OS 10.6.8. I am trying to "customize my keyboard" by assigning the keystrokes Command-X to "Cut". But all I get is the vibrating box highlighting what I want to cut so I also have to hit the delete key to get rid of the data. Sometimes I get it to work for a while but suddenly it will revert to the vibrating box again. Any ideas? I used FileMaker Pro for years and used this keystroke combo constantly and I'm trying to replicate it in Excel. Hope to hear something good. Robin
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  John D replied 5 years ago.

Hi

 

Command-X cuts the selected data but won't remove it from the selected range until you paste it somewhere else (hence Cut & Paste). That's why you see the 'vibrating' box which is telling you that it is waiting for you to select a destination and Copy it there. Only then it will be deleted from the vibrating box

 

If however you want to just cut the data in one key stroke, use the Delete key directly instead of Command-X

 

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for clicking Accept if you are satisfied with the solution

 

 

 

John D and 6 other Mac Specialists are ready to help you