Friday, March 03, 2006

Apple OSX Hints. No.1



This is my top tip on OSX. It’s dead simple and takes only a minute to set up but will change the way you move things around in the finder to the extent that it could well save you an hour a day!


1. Apple + N to create a new finder window.
2. Apple + 3 to view it in column mode.
3. Resize the window to about 85% of the screen width.
4. Close the window by clicking on the red gum drop button. This is an important step as it sets the default size of a new widow to the size of the window that you have just closed.
5. Apple + N to create a new finder window.
6. Apple + N to create a another new finder window.
7. Now position these windows as shown above.

You can move files from one location to the next by a simple drag and drop! Now add all your most commonly used folders to the sidebar and you’ll never look back.

Next time? Smart Folders.

3 Comments:

At 7:40 pm, Blogger M Burland said...

Is this what Apple would call "fun new windows"?

 
At 10:31 pm, Blogger Paul said...

"Fun" and "New" is how Apple described the new security threats which they patched this week.

Windows XP feels so clunky after using OS X. In fact the whole user experience hasn't changed that much since Windows 95. That's pretty sad.

I suggest you check out the part of Screencast online.

 
At 8:51 am, Blogger James said...

Mark you forgot . . . "We're thrilled about this . . ." Jobs love that one :)

 

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