This is the Mac equivalent of Windows File Explorer
This tutorial describes how to make use of Finder to manage files using a mouse.
The Finder program is the one program that one cannot remove from a Mac.
That’s why you will find it if you hold down command and press Tab until it rests on “Finder”.
PROTIP: To open a new instance of Finder with the cursor on the “Spotlight” search field within Finder, hold down the command+option keys with your left hand and press the Space bar with your right hand. Then type in the text or paste in the text being sought. Alternately, I can move my mouse to select from the Finder’s Favorites menu.
PROTIP: Use search terms to filter a particular kind of file and date:
“yesterday” or date ranges can also be specified:
With Finder open to a list of files and folders:
For the Force Quit menu, press the command key with your right hand and option+esc key combo with your left hand. Then select the Finder and click Relaunch.
To Relaunch, hold the option key and right-click the Finder icon in the Dock, then select Relaunch.
To Log out, press shift + command + Q or click the Apple button at the upper-left corner to select “Log Out”. Then log back in to your user account.
More on OSX
This is one of a series on Mac OSX:
- MacOS Setup step-by-step, with automation
- MacOS Hardware and accessories
- MacOS dotfiles for System Preferences setup automation
- MacOS Boot-up
- MacOS Keyboard tricks
- MacOS Terminal Tips and Tricks
- Text editors and IDEs on MacOS
- MacOS Xcode.app and CommandTools (gcc)
- MacOS Command-line utilities
- Applications on MacOS
- 1password on MacOS
- Manage Disk Space on MacOS
- Screen capture on MacOS
- Windows on Apple MacOS
- Packer create Vagrant Windows image
- Python on MacOS
- Maven on MacOS
- Ruby on MacOS
- Node on MacOS installation
- Java on MacOS
- Scala ecosystem