Tag Archives: Finder

How to Set a Default Folder for a New macOS Finder Window

If you often work with files in a specific folder, then it's worth designating the folder as the default folder with which every new macOS window automatically opens.  But first, a reminder not to confuse the Finder with the Desktop. The...

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How to Force the Finder to Restart in macOS Catalina

Catalina Quick Tip If your Mac is misbehaving, you may need to restart the Finder. But don’t confuse the Finder with the Desktop.  The Finder is the first thing that you see when your Mac finishes starting up. It opens...

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Use the Finder in macOS Catalina to Back Up an iPhone or iPad

Recently I've noticed a number of software developers taking advantage of macOS Catalina users who previously used iTunes to back up their iPhones and iPads. How are they taking advantage of these folks? By charging up to $100 for apps that essentially perform a function that is built into Catalina. In this article, I'll show you just how easy it is to use the Finder in macOS Catalina to back up an iPhone.

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It’s an Option: Hidden Mac Features

If you enjoy discovering hidden features of your Mac, then it’s a good idea to get acquainted with the Option key. The Option key is like that special book in a library that, when moved, causes a secret door to swing open. In this case, the secret that is revealed is a Mac feature that is hidden from most users.

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