Tag Archives: Finder
mac finder and search icons How to Change the Default Search...
Represented by the blue icon with the smiling face, the macOS Finder is the home base for your Mac. You use it to organize and access almost everything on...

Screen shot of force quit menu How to Force the Finder to...
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...

iPad Pro with Finder and Time machine Icons Use the Finder in macOS Catalina...
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...

Mac option key glyph with text saying "It's an option" 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...


Finder Tag menu on a mac How to Use Finder Tags in...
macOS includes a "Tags" feature that offers a convenient way to organize your files. Whether they are on your Mac or in iCloud, you can find them with a...

Purple mac smart folder icon with yellow lightbulb on light purple background Smarter Smart Folders
Smart Folders have been around in one form or another since OS X Tiger. For a while, the Finder’s sidebar included a dedicated Search For section, with predefined Smart...

Mac PDF icon with magnifying glass on a transparent background How to Use 🔎 Quick Look...
macOS Quick Look is a wonderful feature. Introduced on June 11, 2007, along with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.Quick Look can preview files such as Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Microsoft...

10 Fantastic Mac Finder Tips
They may not all be fantastic, but these 10 Finder tips can help you become a master of Finder finesse. The Finder, of course, is the main way you...


iCloud icon on a Mac Dock How to Add iCloud Drive to...
I don’t know about you, but I use Apple’s iCloud Drive a lot. Subscribing to a full 2TB of storage for my wife and me, we store everything out...

Screenshot of halloween mac desktop saying "customize your desktop" Customizing Catalina’s Desktop
You made it through the macOS Catalina installation, perhaps without any of the issues being reported by some users. Or if you did experience a few hiccups, you were able...

Smart Folder Icon with Lightbulb How to Create, Modify, and Use...
With macOS, you can implement Smart Folders, which automatically gather files by type and subject matter. They’re updated as you change, add, and remove files on your Mac. Because...

Finder Icon with Finder Toolbar How to Customize the Finder Toolbar...
There are several ways to customize the Finder toolbar in macOS. But don’t confuse the Finder with the Desktop.  The Finder is the first thing that you see when...