Posts Tagged ‘finder’

Organize Your Folders Like Nice Little Soldiers

I’m a fairly organized guy. No, I’m not some super neat freak but I do like things lined up neatly so that I can find them. My desk at home is pretty organized and I like to think my Mac is fairly organized too. You can imagine then my dismay when I went to play…

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Clean up “Open With” context menu

If you are running OS X you might notice that, over time, your context menu has become bloated. The screen shot below shows the context menu for text files. As you can see, it could use pruning. Luckily, it’s easy to prune this list. All you need to do is delete a Finder preference file.…

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Save Spotlight Searches in the Finder Sidebar

This is a bit of a quickie Finder and Spotlight tip inspired by a comment I made over on the Cultofmac blog. As you know you can use Spotlight from a Finder window to search for files. Here for example, I’m searching for all the Indie MP3s in my music collection. So here is the…

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Quickly Navigate In and Out of Finder Folders

I found this by accident today. I thought it was cool enough to warrant it’s own post. If you highlight a folder and press the Cmd plus the arrow keys some cool stuff happens. Here you go. Cmd+Right Arrow will open the contents of the folder in your current window Cmd+Left Arrow will close the…

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Taking Out The Trash

Files deleted on OS X aren’t gone forever (at least not initially). They get put into a special place on the system until you are really sure you want to get rid of it. This special place is called, imaginatively enough, the Trash. The video below walks you through how the Trash can works httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eraZqrw0sIg…

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