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Monday, May 7, 2007

Reveal in the Finder!

A great tip submitted by Kev: Reveal in the Finder! Anywhere in the Finder, you can "Command-Click" on an application in the Dock and it will show the folder where it is located in the Finder. It is most of the time the applications folder, but it is a quick way of bringing it up. In the same way, you can use the option "Reveal in the Finder" in the downloads window in your web browser. Downloads are usually saved to the desktop, but honestly, my desktop gets so cluttered that it's a hassle to find the file. Clicking "Reveal in the finder" show it in the Finder and even highlights it so that I am ready to press "Command-O" to open it. This useful feature is located in Safari at the right of the downloaded file (the little grey icon). You have to right click in Firefox and select it from the menu. In Camino, it is the "finder" icon at the right (it is written "Show" under). Thanks Kev for the great tip!

Safari:



Camino:



Firefox:

4 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

>Command+Click< also works with the results Spotlight gives... Instead of opening the resulting file it will open the folder it is contained in in a new Finder window.

May 7, 2007 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger Alexander said...

This also works in Spotlight, if you want to do something to the file other than open it.

May 7, 2007 at 3:37 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

I've created a folder under my username called 'Downloads'. Set Firefox to store everything there. Keeps the desktop neat and tidy.

May 7, 2007 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger MacTipper said...

Speaking of the Cmd key in spotlight, you can hold the Cmd key to automatically select the top hit. Also, you can scroll down to something and hit Cmd-Enter to see it in finder.

MacTipper

May 8, 2007 at 2:59 PM  

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