The Finder at the DVMUG macOS Meeting Tuesday, January 9th

DVMUG macOS Meeting

OS X Boxes

Tuesday, January 9th from 7pm to 9pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Anne Leader: Anne Griffin
925-405-5646

John
Leader: John Sobrero
925-335-6789
www.sobrero.net

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Questions, answers, and demonstrations of the features of our current operating systems—Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra. Questions on your own setup welcome.

macOS High Sierra

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macOS High Sierra

This month will will be looking at the Finder

Finder

How to customize Finder views, Part 1
To help us easily find, access, and organize our files, the Finder offers four different methods of viewing the filing system.
Read more here

How to customize Finder views, Part 2
For Part 2 of our series on customizing the Finder, we’re going to look at the two remaining views: Column and Cover Flow.
Read more here

MacMost
MacMost Finder Video Tutorials

Selecting Items On Your Mac
While most Mac users know how to select a single item simply by clicking it, it is a little harder to select multiple items. You can use the Command and Shift keys to select multiple items in places like the Finder, Photos and many other apps.
Watch here

Renaming Files On Your Mac
There are three different ways to rename a file in the Finder. In addition, you can also rename a file while you are working on it in an app.
Watch here

Using Mac Context Menus
Context menus are menus that appear when you Control+click on an object in the Finder or an app. Context menus allow you to find many functions of software that aren’t obvious or are impossible to know about any other way.
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Using Finder Views
When you view files in the Finder, you have a choice between four views: icon, list, column and cover flow. Each one can be useful in different situations, so it is best to know how to use all four. Find out the differences between them and the basics of each.
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Using Mac Aliases
Aliases are shortcuts to folders and files that you can place anywhere in the Finder, on the desktop or in the Dock. You can use Aliases to have quick access to folders and files, while leaving those folders and files in their original locations. You can create folders full of aliases for even better access to items on the Desktop or in the Dock.
Watch here

Sizing Finder Columns
If you use Column view in the Finder, it can be useful to understand how you can right-size columns so they are exactly the width the need to be to fit the longest file name. You can also change the default size of all columns in all Finder windows.
Watch more here

Customize the Toolbar In the Finder
You can customize the toolbar in the Finder and many apps. You can add buttons, spaces and other controls. Some apps have a large selection of buttons you can add. You can also revert to the default set easily. See what is available in the Finder, Mail, Pages and other apps.
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