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The Go Menu

The Go menu ( Figure 5 ) offers a quick way to open specific locations on your computer:

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Figure 5 The Go menu.

  • Back ( ctrlopen1.gif ) displays the contents of the folder or disk you were looking in before you viewed the current folder or disk. This command is only active if the current window has displayed the contents of more than one folder or disk.
  • Forward ( ctrlclose.gif ) displays the contents of the window you were viewing before you clicked the Back button. This command is only available if a window is active and if the Back button has been clicked.
  • Enclosing Folder ( ctrlup.gif ) opens the parent folder for the active window's folder. This command is only available if a window is active and if the window was used to display the contents of a folder.
  • Computer ( shiftctrlc.gif ) opens the top level window for your computer (Figure 1).
  • Home ( shiftctrlh.gif ) opens your home folder ( Figure 4 ).
  • iDisk displays a submenu of options for accessing iDisk accounts and folders on Apple's .Mac server via the Internet ( Figure 6 ).
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    Figure 6 The iDisk submenu on the Go menu.

  • Applications ( shiftctrla.gif ) opens the Applications folder.
  • Utilities ( shiftctrlu.gif ) opens the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder.
  • Recent Folders displays a submenu of recently opened folders ( Figure 7 ).
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    Figure 7 The Recent Folders submenu lists recently opened folders.

  • Go to Folder ( shiftctrlg.gif ) lets you open any folder your computer has access to.
  • Connect to Server ( ctrlk.gif ) enables you to open a server accessible via a network.

To open a Go menu item

Choose the item's name from the Go menu ( Figure 5 ) or one of its submenus ( Figures 6 and 7 ).

To go to a folder

  1. Choose Go > Go to Folder ( Figure 5 ), or press shiftctrlg.gif .
  2. In the Go to Folder dialog that appears ( Figure 8 ), enter the pathname for the folder you want to open.
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    Figure 8 Use the Go to Folder dialog to enter the pathname of the folder you want to open.

  3. Click Go. If you entered a valid pathname, the folder opens in a Finder window. or If you did not enter a valid pathname, an error message appears in the Go to Folder dialog ( Figure 9 ). Repeat steps 2 and 3 to try again, or click Cancel to dismiss the dialog.
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    Figure 9 An error message appears in the Go to Folder window if you enter an invalid pathname.

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