5 the important point is the Finder in macOS that you don’t sneako me daily users who do not know even the basic capabilities of the Mac. For example, they punctually interested in the functions of the Finder, which is not so simple as everyone thinks.
With this material you will learn how to quickly copy, delete, move files in normal Finder using key combinations. I’m sure many do not know about them until now.
👍 For the advice thanks to the guys from re:Store.
1. Be sure to get familiar with the key option Option
First, just hover over the green zoom button of the window, and then do the same by holding option Option
Question: How to delete a file, bypassing the recycle bin?
Answer: With the keyboard shortcut ⌘Command+option Option+⌫Delete
Since most of the popular keyboard shortcuts in macOS is concentrated around the ⌘Command, even experienced MacOS users completely forget about the other system buttons — for example, about the option Option. This is a big mistake.
In most cases, the option Option transforms ordinary action into something more interesting, so I recommend memorize it and start using it:
⌘Command+option Option+⌫Delete instead of ⌘Command⌫Delete deletes a file, bypassing the recycle bin
⌘Command+option Option+V instead of ⌘Command+V move a file instead of pasting the copied
⌘Command+option Option+s instead of ⌘Command+C — copy the file path instead of copying the file
Option Option when you select a program to open the file will give the opportunity to choose it by default
To expand the Finder to full screen, leaving the Dock and the menu bar, use option Option with with the zoom button
These are just a few examples of when a key option Option make Finder more useful. Experiment and will surely find many more interesting features that are associated with it.
2. Bleed Quick view plugins
The work “Quick view” before and after you add a plugin to display archives — the difference is more than obvious
Question: How to quickly see the contents of the archive?
Answer: the easiest way is to use a special plugin for “Quick view”
About this opportunity few know. However, installation of additional plug-ins for “Quick view” just makes life easier when working with files. Imagine, you can see the archive contents just by pressing the space bar. Beauty!
Plug-in archives is called The BetterZip Quick Look Generator. It is installed with the application BetterZip the link and is activated after you restart the operating system macOS Mojave.
At Quick Look Plugins, a huge selection of add-ons for “Quick viewing”. Some of them are installed with basic software, while others you just need to throw in the folder “Libraries” > QuickLook and restart the Mac.
3. Soft add on “Toolbar”
If you actively watch the video, you can add a couple of labels of the players — in this case, Soda need to work with the Apple TV, and QuickTime to run video from iPhone
Question: How to run a file in a particular program?
Answer: If you need to do constantly, it is better to bring it to “Toolbar”
Of course, the easiest way to launch files in your application you probably know. You can run the context menu, go to “Open with program” and choose the necessary software.
However, if you are constantly working with multiple applications that can open the same file for different tasks, this way you will quickly begin to — and tested it on my experience.
I recommend you to bring the application on “Toolbar” in Finder. First, start editing it, then move it on the program’s shortcut from the Dock, hold option Option+⌘Command. Now you can just drag and drop files to these icons.
4. Slowly get familiar with smart folders
Now in your side menu there is a folder that shows the last file only a few days
Question: How to get access to the latest files?
Answer: There is a folder “Recent”, but it is best to make a smart folder and to customize the display of recent files
Smart folders is one of the most unjustifiably neglected opportunities to the Finder. With it you can significantly speed up the access to all the files that the directory you specified will display automatically.
For example, if you need to create a directory with the latest files for the week, select the option “New smart folder” from the menu “File” in the Finder. Now click on the “+” under the search bar, select the filter “Last open date” and the number of days.
After that choose “Save”, specify the folder name and be sure to leave a mark for “add to sidebar” — so use it. And this is just one of the smart folders!
5. Learn the basic Finder shortcuts
To quickly empty recycle bin, just use the keyboard shortcut ⌘Command+⇧Shift+⌫Delete
Question: How to paste a copied file with a keyboard shortcut?
Answer: Use the keyboard shortcut ⌘Command+V and will learn other, often a combination
To make the Finder faster and more convenient, be sure to learn the most common shortcuts. For some reason many of them do not remember even the most experienced user, and therefore suffer.
⌘Command+C — copy
⌘Command+V — paste
⌘Command+N — new Finder window
⌘Command+T — new tab in the Finder window
⌘Command+D — duplicate file
⌘Command+F search in Finder
⌘Command+J — display settings files
⌘Command+⇧Shift+U — go to folder “Utilities”
⌘Command+⇧Shift+A — go to folder “Applications”
⌘Command+⇧Shift+N — new folder
⌘Command+⇧Shift+⌫Delete — empty the trash
Once these tips will be more than enough. Be sure to write their observations on working with the Finder and other apps in the comments or @nickgric in the Telegram. The most interesting will get to such collections.
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