How to add app shortcuts, folders, and files to the Finder on macOS

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 … Read more

How to customize the Finder toolbar on Mac (macOS)

Many Mac applications have a toolbar, a gray bar at the top of the screen with various buttons and a search bar. A similar panel is available in Safari, Mail, iWork applications (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), and the system’s Finder file manager. The buttons located on it provide quick access to the most frequently used program … Read more

How to find out (show) the size of folders in Finder on Mac

In list mode, does the regular macOS Finder file manager not display the amount of occupied space in folders? In this article, we will tell you how to fix this defect and display up-to-date information without using the command “Properties “… ♥ BY THEME: 7 things you might not know about Calendar on Mac (macOS) … Read more

How to properly customize the Finder sidebar on Mac

Finder for Mac is absolutely essential. This handy tool lets you access all files, folders, and programs stored on macOS. Learning how to properly set up the Finder will greatly improve your efficiency. ♥ BY THEME: How to automatically empty the Trash on Mac (macOS). The Finder sidebar lets you conveniently browse folders, drives, and … Read more

How to open an original image from Photos in the Finder on Mac (macOS): 3 ways

Many users of the Photos app for Mac, replacing the legacy iPhoto and Aperture, have noticed the lack of the familiar “Show in Finder“, With which you could quickly view the source file in the standard macOS explorer. In this article we will show you how to do this. ♥ BY TOPIC: How to change … Read more

How do I restart Finder on macOS?

The macOS system file manager – aka Finder – works without problems 99% of the time. But sometimes (very, very rarely) it “hangs”, sometimes it needs to be rebooted for certain changes to take effect. Therefore, the restart skill Finder useful to everyone. There are several ways to do this. ♥ BY TOPIC: Hotkeys for … Read more

FTP on Mac: How to Access Finder or Other Free FTP Clients

FTP is a very useful protocol for transferring files over the Internet. If necessary, you can connect to a server on a Mac using built-in solutions or third-party programs (FileZilla, CyberDuck). These clients offer a wide range of settings to give you complete control over FTP operations. ♥ BY TOPIC: Keka is a free and … Read more

How to Use Tags in Finder on Mac

Tags are a great way to organize your data and make it easier to find. Tags automatically appear in the sidebar of the Finder, so the files they mark are easy to find regardless of their location. You can tag various documents with color tags, for example, photos to be edited, drafts, saved articles for … Read more

How to quickly set column widths based on content in Finder on macOS

Mac users are probably aware of the problem of insufficient Finder column widths to display the full file name. The problem is not difficult to fix – by moving the dividing line, adjusting the width manually. ♥ BY TOPIC: Key Features ⌥Option (Alt) on Mac (macOS), 20 chips you might not know about. But such … Read more

50 hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) Finder on macOS that everyone should know

Like most native applications on macOS, the Finder file manager offers a significant number of keyboard shortcuts to simplify the work. Below are 10 shortcut keys that you can use to manage your file system. ♥ BY TOPIC: MacOS system folders that can be deleted to free up space. 1. Launch a new Finder window … Read more