Every Mac user has their own exclusive way of interacting with their computer. What is convenient for one person does not suit another, and vice versa. Fortunately, Apple’s operating system provides different capabilities for a wide variety of users. For example, you can rename a file in macOS in at least four different ways, and below we will tell you about them.
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Method 1: Click → pause → click
In order to use this method, click on the name of the desired file in Finder, wait a second (do not remove the cursor) and click again. The file name will be highlighted and you can change it. If you change the settings, a second click can open the file. To do this, go to “System settings“And in the section”Universal access»→ “Pointer Control” → Mouse and Trackpad move the slider to the left that controls the speed of the double-click.
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Method 2: Click → Enter
This method works faster than the previous one. In order to use it to rename a file, just click on the file name and press the button Return (Enter).
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Method 3: Right Click – Rename
This method is the slowest. However, it will come in handy for those who are accustomed to working with the right-click menu. To rename a file, right-click on it and select the option “Rename“.
It should be noted that this method can be used to rename several files at once.
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Method 4: Click on the name of an open file
Unlike Windows, Apple’s operating system allows you to rename even open files. Click on the name of the open document (or on the arrow on the right) in the application itself and change the name.