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Using the Finder Path Bar

June 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

  The Finder Path Bar is usually an overlooked function of the Finder window. But let me tell you, if you are like me – someone who has a ton of files stored in your Mac or someone who is anal retentive in organizing the files into as many subfolders as possible – using the Finder Path Bar can be invaluable and a time saver. Most people have their own way of organizing files. You have your own system and on some days it may not make sense even to you. What’s worse is if you are ...Hier Weiterlesen

Smart Searches

May 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you are coming from an older version of OSX, chances are you are familiar with Smart Searches. A Smart Search is a search option located in your Finder Sidebar. It’s a quick search that will allow you to search for files that you have accessed either Today, Yesterday, or This Week. It can also show you files of the same kind: Images, Movies and Documents. Long-time Mac users are sad to note that with OSX Lion, Apple changed the game. A Smart Search is no longer an option on your Finder ...Hier Weiterlesen

Coloring Labels with Finder

May 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

I may be a bit messy when it comes to the real world (aka my home and office) but I can get anal retentive about the virtual world. I really take time to organize my files in such as a way that I can easily find them, the files names have a system, and that everything should be where it is. Coloring labels in Finder is very easy, learn how here: I find that using Labels is a godsend. It allows the grouping of files according to your preferred classification system: function, importance, urgency ...Hier Weiterlesen

Smart Folders

May 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Smart Folders Smart Folders in OSX Lion do live up to their name. They are really intelligent and they are really fast! A Smart Folder is an indexing folder that is given a criterion. If any of the files falls under that criterion it is index and added to the results of that Smart Folder. It indexes so that it gathers your files visually in one spot even though physically they are in different locations. And together with Labels, they can form a very powerful organization tool. I have to admit ...Hier Weiterlesen

Customize the Finder Sidebar

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you open a Finder window you will notice that it has a Toolbar and a Sidebar. The Toolbar contains certain buttons that will allow you to accomplish tasks or activities such as get more information, eject a disk or delete a file. The Sidebar, on the other hand will show you locations. Ideally, the Sidebar is there so that you will have convenient access to locations that you use most often. The Finder Sidebar has a default setup and the locations are arranged by type: devices such as ...Hier Weiterlesen

Customize the Finder Toolbar

May 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

You might notice several buttons at the top of your Finder window. That’s the Finder Toolbar. It already has the Back, Action, and View buttons as default. And like most toolbars, you can add to that by customizing the Finder Toolbar to suit your needs. Some of the additional buttons you can on to your Finder Toolbar include: New Folder – You can add a new folder to the folder you are currently viewing with Finder Eject – If your Mac has a built-in optical drive or you are using an ...Hier Weiterlesen

New in OS X Lion: All My Files

April 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

All my Files in OS Lion Are you bad at organizing your files and you sometimes forgot where you saved that file you accessed a couple of days ago? Or do you keep on using the same files for work and you want quick access to them? The previous OS X versions did not have that function and I had to use a third party application to allow me to see my different directories and files and pinpointing where they are. OS X now has the answer to that. A new feature within the Finder environment is All My ...Hier Weiterlesen

Apple Security Settings – Are You Sure You Want To Open It?

August 28, 2011 // 4 Comments

Apple security settings – Are You Sure You Want To Open It? I’m sure Apple means well – they have added with their latest release of Lion another safety function. Each time I want to open a file I’ve downloaded from the web it asks me: “Are you sure you want to open it?” It´s not a big thing if you could set “Yes” and use the same for all of these type of files but no, it keeps asking me for each and every file. So with time – this gets a ...Hier Weiterlesen

Change Your folder Background Color

October 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Change the folder background color Change the folder background color to make get a bit contrast on your computer screen I just found out something nice – not amazing but truly helpful when you sit too long on the computer and your eyes get slowly tired from starring on the white windows. When you change the background of your folders you have a bit more contrast which makes it easier for you to make out the folder’s content. When you double-click a folder it usually has a white ...Hier Weiterlesen

Change The Folder Image In Mac OS X (Video)

September 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Change the folder image in Mac OS X I always liked to see what is in my folder. In Windows this was really easy. I just made an image, called it folder and put it into my folder – that was it. It is a bit more tricky in the Mac OS but easy enough to do it in just a minute. What you need is an image in .ico format. You can find some websites which allow you to upload an image and save it as .ico but there is also a free plugin available for Photoshop which allows you to save it on your ...Hier Weiterlesen
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