Users who have just recently switched to a Mac may not be familiar with all the benefits of the system at first. Compared to Windows, in Apple’s OS, a lot of the actions are done intuitively.
However, not all operations are completely obvious, therefore, below we give an example of the interaction of folders and files in the Finder – an analogue of Explorer in Windows.
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How to add program shortcuts, folders, and files to the Finder panel
It just so happens that the Dock panel, located at the bottom of the screen (by default) and designed to quickly launch applications and folders, is not always comfortable for users. There is a little trick, thanks to which you can put any file or folder in the Finder panel so that you can switch to it without slowing down while working.
To do this, you just need to select the required folder and move it to the panel, while holding down the key ⌘Command… In the future, if you need to remove the folder or file shortcut from the panel, you will need to perform the opposite action – drag the icon from the panel to any other place, remembering to hold down the key ⌘Command…
The same actions can be carried out in relation to applications. Therefore, all programs that you often have to work with can also be added to the panel Finder… In addition, you can also move files (text, graphics, etc.), sidebar items, and also directly to the toolbar. Apple-scripts. Thanks to these actions, you can significantly reduce the size of the Dock, while at the same time grouping all the necessary files and applications in one place.