Your Mac creates hidden .DS_Store files whenever it browses to a new directory. These files store handy metadata and layout information, but if you’re using a network drive shared with Windows users, these files may not be so hidden. Here’s how to stop your Mac from creating .DS_Store files on network drives.
Today’s article is about the ubiquitous open/save windows that appear whenever we need to, well…open or save something on our Macs. There are easy ways to use keyboard shortcuts to navigate and manipulate those windows, and we’ll tell you how!
The Mac’s Preview program is powerful, and it can do all sorts of stuff with PDFs, like signing them, helping you to fill out forms electronically, and so on. But another way it excels is in combining PDFs quickly and easily, and we’ve got the scoop in this article!
The macOS Finder has long supported tabs for keeping all of your Finder folder windows in check. But what if you already have multiple Finder windows open and want to consolidate them into a single tabbed window? Here’s a quick tip on quickly merging all Finder windows using a single click.
Once you’re within its interface, Time Machine’s gear menu can be really helpful if you need to delete all backups of a certain item or restore to a specific location. But you can also copy files and paste them anywhere, so if you need to use an item as an attachment, say, without saving it back on your Mac, you can do so! We’ll tell you how.
Select an item in the Finder and press Command-I, and you’ll see all sorts of information about that file or folder—size, for example, modification date, and so on. But there’s a little-known feature that’s similar and very handy called “Get Summary Info” that lets you view the combined info and file size for multiple items at once. Here’s how it works.
If you’re using the feature of iCloud Drive that lets you sync your Desktop and Documents folders to all of your devices, then you may be getting frustrated with the warning dialog that you’ll get whenever you try to move a file from those two locations on your Mac. Here’s how to stop those prompts!
Adding in custom icons for your Mac’s folders is easy and fun! Plus, it can help you identify particularly important items at a glance, especially on your Desktop or in your Dock. In this article, we’ll go over the steps and discuss what to do if your fancy icons don’t show in your Dock.
There are a ton of window-management shortcuts to learn on the Mac, from how you can merge a bunch of open windows together to closing everything that’s open in a program at once. In this article, Melissa Holt covers her favorite tricks!
macOS Sierra introduces a long-requested option: the ability to keep folders on top when sorting by name in Finder. Whether you’re a Windows user who prefers this method of file sorting in File Explorer or simply like having quick access to folders at the top of a large directory list, here’s how to enable this new sorting option in Sierra.