Videos by Category: Finder

MacMost Now 276: Customizing the Finder Toolbar
8/7/09
You can customize the top of every Mac OS X Finder window adding useful buttons that perform common tasks. You can also add files, folders and applications to the toolbar.
MacMost Now 233: Using Terminal to Copy Files
4/24/09
Sometimes the Finder can fail you when you want to copy lots of files, like an entire CD or DVD. Learn how to use the Terminal to copy whole volumes with better error handling and reporting.
MacMost Now 230: Customizing the Finder Sidebar
4/17/09
Learn how to use and customize the Finder sidebar. Add common folders and searches, and control which devices are shown.
MacMost Now 225: Hot Corners
4/6/09
Learn about Hot Corners and how you can use them to have your cursor trigger actions like starting or disabling your screen saver, putting your display to sleep, or starting Expose or the Dashboard.
MacMost Now 218: Mac Spring Cleaning
3/20/09
Look at a variety of ways to clean out old files and information from different programs like iCal, Address Book, Safari, Mail, iMovie, etc.
MacMost Now 216: Mac OS X Dock Tricks
3/17/09
Learn how to control the appearance of the Dock and how it works. Lots of tips.
MacMost Now 213: Using Exposé
3/10/09
Learn how to use Expose to make it easier to navigate between your windows and applications in Mac OS X.
MacMost Now 178: Hidden Finder Menu Choices
12/29/08
If you hold down the Option key while selecting menus in the Finder, you'll find some hidden functions.
MacMost Now 163: How to Take a Screen Shot
11/24/08
Learn how to capture the entire screen or only a portion, then compress it to send it in an email. This is handy for sending bug reports or pointing out problems.
MacMost Now 154: Finder Window Tricks
11/3/08
Learn how to customize the Sidebar, Toolbar and other parts of the Finder window. Also, announcing the new MacMost weekly email newsletter.
MacMost Now 152: How To Report a Bug To Apple
10/29/08
Gary Rosenzweig shows you how to report a bug to Apple. If you've ever been frustrated by an Apple application that isn't working right or crashes, this is the way to tell Apple about the problem and help them fix it.
MacMost Now 148: Merging Folders
10/20/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at three methods of merging files inside of folders. You can use Apple's FileMerge that comes with XCode, the 'ditto' command in Terminal or a variety of downloadable programs including File Synchronization.
MacMost Now 147: Spotlight on Spotlight
10/16/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at Spotlight, the search functionality built into Leopard. By using the quick keyboard shortcut and the Spotlight menu, you can quickly run applications, search for specific files and even look up dictionary definitions and do complex mathematical calculations.
MacMost Now 116: Finding Large Files on Your Hard Drive
8/6/08
Gary Rosenzweig shows you how to find the largest files on your hard drive and clean them up to create more space.
MacMost Now 69: OS X Directory Basics
4/16/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at the basic structure of Mac OS X, especially the user folder, and gives suggestions on how to organize your files.
MacMost Now 56: Printing File Lists
3/14/08
Gary Rosenzweig looks at various methods for printing lists of files in folders: downloadable applications, using the Terminal, and simple copy and paste methods.
MacMost Now 46: Protecting Files With a Password
2/20/08
Gary Rosenzweig looks at one method to protect a set of files with a password. It involves using Disk Utility to create an encrypted disk image.
MacMost Now 42: Using Smart Folders
2/11/08
Gary Rosenzweig and Molly Stanberry show you how to use Smart Folders in Leopard.
MacMost Now 39: Talking to Your Mac
2/6/08
Gary Rosenzweig looks at basic speech recognition built into Leopard. You can speak simple commands to your Mac ad have it perform functions.
MacMost Now 37: Finder Hints and Shortcuts
2/1/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at the Leopard finder and discovers some handy functionality and shortcuts.
MacMost Now 7: Customizing the Dock
12/5/07
Gary Rosenzweig talks to artist William Follett about how to create a custom Leopard Dock with custom icons. They use Candy Bar from Panic (http://panic.com/candybar) , and icons from IconFactory (http://iconfactory.com).