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These are a few really simple shortcuts that every Mac owner should know about. If you don’t yet know about these then this will save you loads of time.
Whenever you want to trash a file just select it by clicking on it. Hold the cmd / ⌘ key and hit the delete key.
Something you may not know however is that you can restore files to their original locations from your Trash folder by selecting them and using the add to trash folder shortcut (cmd / ⌘ key + delete key) or by right clicking and chosing the Put Back option.