200 Mac Tips And Tricks

Lots of Mac tips for using macOS Monterey. Tips on using the Finder, Menu Bar, Dock, System Preferences, Safari, Mail and much more including keyboard shortcuts and gestures. Something for everyone.

Comments: 9 Responses to “200 Mac Tips And Tricks”

    Razvan Mihai
    2 months ago

    Gary, thank you for this truly Mac tips marathon! Is there an easy way to open a new Finder window in the same path as the previous window? I use Copy Path, Open a new Finder window, Go To Path, Paste and Hit Enter.

    2 months ago

    Razvan: I can’t think of an easy way to do this. But WHY do you want to do that? If I knew your goal here, maybe I could suggest something. I can’t think of why you would want two Finder windows showing the exact same thing. Understanding the WHY is very important when answer tech questions.

    Razvan Mihai
    2 months ago

    Instinctively, I need such a feature when moving files around a certain Project Folder. Your WHY question prompted me to research this topic further. Right-clicking a Finder window will open the Context menu with Open in a New Window. Alternatively, Command Double Clicking the Folder gives the same result. The new open window will be slightly different depending on which view you are on: List (opens a new window with subfolder) or Column (opens new folder window). Thanks for the “WHY”!

    2 months ago

    Razvan: Not sure which Finder view you are using now, but I need to move things around under the same main folder, I use List View. It allows me to see inside multiple folders in a single view.

    Razvan Mihai
    2 months ago

    Gary: I see what you mean. Clicking the tiny arrow in front of the Folder name collapses the folder. This is very helpful. Thanks a lot!

    Kynn Wilson
    2 months ago

    These are tips for macOS Monterey. Do you recommend (not) upgrading to Big Sur?

    2 months ago

    Kynn: Monterey is the latest version of macOS. Big Sur is the previous version from 2020.

    Carolyn Molder
    2 months ago

    Gary, My Mac is very slow after moving up to Monterey. Could there be junk files that need to be deleted? If so how is the best way to do that.

    2 months ago

    Carolyn: How long ago did you update? Keep in mind the first few hours things are slow as the update completes and initial indexes and backups run. Make sure you let your Mac sleep (don’t shut down) so it can perform maintenance while you aren’t using it. If it has been longer, I would start to investigate why. “junk files” aren’t really a problem unless maybe your drive is almost full. See https://macmost.com/10-ways-to-speed-up-a-slow-mac.html for other ideas.

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