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Finder Window Improvements

Let’s face it, the Finder is the interface a Mac user works with day in and day out. Although many long-time Mac users might complain that it’s starting to show its age, Apple made a few nice little improvements that make working with the Finder a bit more pleasant.

The sidebar, for example, has been improved to organize items under collapsable headings. It also includes a handful of predefined searches that’ll help you get started using the saved searches feature.

The path bar displays the path to the currently selected Finder item or open window. You can click an item in the path bar to open that item. You can also drag items to any folder listed in the path bar.

And then there’s Cover Flow view and Quick Look—but they’re important enough to get their own place on the Top Ten.

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Figure 3: Subtle improvements to Finder windows include organized sidebar contents and a path bar.

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