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.
Lots of Mac applications have toolbars that you can edit, so if you want to add a button for a function that you use all of the time, for example, you can. Making your life easier (and your work faster) is what this article’s all about, so come read about how to customize toolbars on the Mac!
macOS Sierra includes several new features focused on helping users manage their data and storage space. But here’s one of the more minor features that may turn out to be huge for users. Find out why you may never need to empty your Mac’s Trash again after upgrading to Sierra!
Are your PDFs opening in Acrobat instead of Preview? Are your spreadsheets launching with Numbers instead of Excel? We’ll help you fix that, whether you want to make a temporary change for certain files or a permanent one for all of them!
When you extract an archive file in OS X, the original file remains in the same folder, leaving you with lots of .zip, .tar, and .gz files cluttering up your Finder window. Here’s how to OS X to delete those original archive files once you’ve extracted them, leaving you with only what you wanted in the first place: the contents of the archive itself.
A handy new feature in OS X El Capitan is the ability to copy a file’s path directly from Finder without copying the file itself. This can be a huge timesaver for anyone who works with networked files, scripts, code, or those who simply prefer the command line over the GUI. Here’s how it works.
Finder in OS X is the default application for browsing your Mac’s files, but it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of the directories through which you navigate, particularly when dealing with complicated nests of folders and files. Longtime Mac users know that there’s one way to see a persistent map of your current location in Finder — that is, by enabling the Path Bar — but there’s also another, hidden method that some users may prefer.
From the Dock to the Desktop to Spotlight, there is no shortage of ways to launch apps in OS X. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, and most users are familiar with them. But there’s yet another way to launch apps in OS X, and it’s a bit less well known: the Finder toolbar.
Mac users know that the Option key plays a powerful role in OS X. Here’s how you can use it to make navigating Finder’s column view a little easier.