This is the Mac equivalent of Windows File Explorer
This tutorial describes how to make use of Finder to manage files using a mouse.
Three ways to relaunch the Finder:
Hold the Option key and right-click the Finder icon in the Dock, then select Relaunch.
Press the command key with your right hand and option+esc key combo with your left hand for the Force Quit menu. Then select the Finder and click Relaunch.
Click the Apple button at the upper-left corner to select Log out. Then log back in to your user account.
Open Terminal from Finder Folder
If you’re a developer, it’s hard to get away from using a command-line terminal. But if you’re using a MacOS just for social media, you won’t need a Terminal. That’s why it’s kinda buried:
- Click the Finder icon on the bottom.
- Click Applications on the left pane.
- Click Utilities.
This would place you at your user Home directory.
PROTIP: Since Yosemite, you can open a Terminal to a folder listed within Finder by pointing your mouse on it, then tapping with two fingers on the touchpad/mousepad.
- Click the Apple icon, System Preferences....
- Press K and select Keyboard.
- Click Shortcuts, Services.
- Scroll to the Files and Folders section.
- Check on New Terminal at Folder.
- Close the dialog by clicking the red dot at the upper left corner.
More on OSX
This is one of a series on Mac OSX:
- MacOS Hardware and accessories
- MacOS Boot-up
- MacOS Terminal Tips and Tricks
- MacOS Keyboard tricks
- Text editors and IDEs on MacOS
- MacOS Setup automation
- MacOS Homebrew installers
- Manage Disk Space on MacOS
- Data Backups on MacOS
- Ports open
- Applications on MacOS
- Windows on Apple MacOS
- Packer create Vagrant Windows image
- Python on MacOS
- Maven on MacOS
- Ruby on MacOS
- Java on MacOS
- Node on MacOS installation
- PHP on MacOS
- Scala ecosystem