Mac Finder Sidebar Icons

The Finder sidebar is a handy way to access commonly used folders. These folders include Applications, Desktop, Music, Pictures and Documents to list a few. We can customize this sidebar in a few ways.

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Mac Finder Sorting Options

The Finder can be the most useful tool when working with documents. Much more useful than the desktop for daily work. Our Desktops tend to get cluttered with all the documents and folders we work on every day. The Finder can help bring some order. In this example I have a Finder window open and displaying the contents of my Desktop.

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Working With Mac Finder Tags

Tags are a useful feature that has been around for a long time but with the latest versions of OS X, we now have the option to create our own tags. With previous versions, tags consisted mainly of color tags and there were only a handful we could use. We now have the availability to create our own tags and as many tags as we need.

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Mac Finder Tag Preferences

Tags in the Finder are automatically available in the sidebar and they include some of the traditional tags that have been part of the system for a very long time. As we begin to use tags it would help to find a way to manage the growing number of tags we will be using. In the Finder preferences we can have a degree of control over the tags we use. In the Finder menu click […]

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Adjusting Mac Finder Tabs

In lesson 4 and 4a we learned how to organize information with tabs. Once you have tab stops setup in your document, it’s relatively easy to reposition them. In this example I can change the tab stop position for the Price header. Each line in the document is a separate tab stop position. If I want to move the tab stop for the Price header, I need to click once to the left of the […]

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Renaming Mac Finder Tags

As we create tags, we might need to change or update the name of a tag. To rename a tag, right click on one of the tags in the sidebar. If the tag you need to rename doesn’t appear in the sidebar because you removed it from the sidebar, click on the all tags option.

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Sorting By Tags in the Mac Finder

Using tags provides another useful way to sort the large number of files on our computer. In the Finder window, click on the sort menu option and select tags. This option works best when using icon view, especially if you have a large number of files.

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Mac Finder Sidebar Icons

The Finder sidebar is a handy way to access commonly used folders. These folders include Applications, Desktop, Music, Pictures and Documents to list a few. We can customize this sidebar in a few ways.

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