Every Mac user has their own exclusive way to interact with the computer. What is convenient for one does not fit the other and vice versa. Fortunately, Apple’s operating system provides various options 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
To use this method, click on the name of the desired file in the 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»→ “Mouse and trackpad” move the slider to the left, adjusting the speed of double-clicking the mouse.
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Method 2: Click – Enter
This method is faster than the previous one. In order to rename a file with it, 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. Nevertheless, it is useful to those who are accustomed to working with the right-click menu. In order to rename a file, right-click on it and select the “Rename“.
It is worth noting that this method can be used to rename several files at once.
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Method 4: Click on the name of the open file
Unlike Windows, the Apple 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.