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

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  1. Rafagon

    Rafagon Genius
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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...
     
  2. iphonewarrior

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    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...
     
  3. Rafagon

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    Your second suggestion worked like a charm. Thanks!
     
  4. iphonewarrior

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    Erm, you're welcome :p
     

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