Expunge file without exiting the Application, i.e. TextEdit, that's using it?

Rafagon

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Greetings--

Suppose I have a file open in OS X's Textedit.app. Is there a way to get rid of it the file in question permanently from right within the app? No saving to disk, simply deleting...

Thanks in advance for any help...
 

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Greetings--

Suppose I have a file open in OS X's Textedit.app. Is there a way to get rid of it the file in question permanently from right within the app? No saving to disk, simply deleting...

Thanks in advance for any help...
So you're looking at other .rtf files within the TextEdit.app - and you want to be able to browse through Finder and delete existing .rtf files from within TextEdit.app? Right?

Or do you mean when you've opened a new note within TextEdit.app do you mean can you simply delete what you've created? You can press Cmd-N which in turn creates a new, 'note' then you can simply press the red X to shut the window, you will then be prompted to delete...
 
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Or do you mean when you've opened a new note within TextEdit.app do you mean can you simply delete what you've created? You can press Cmd-N which in turn creates a new, 'note' then you can simply press the red X to shut the window, you will then be prompted to delete...
Your second suggestion worked like a charm. Thanks!