Mac Tip - Customize Finder Toolbar via Brothatech

Mac Tip: Customize Finder Toolbar

In a previous post, I showed you how to skip the Mac’s “Finder Window” altogether and use the built-in Spotlight tool to quickly find and open files, folders, apps, as well as complete a number of tasks.

If you’re one of those stubborn, can’t teach an old dog new tricks type folks people who have grown too accustomed to using your Mac’s Finder window to suddenly change your ways, here’s how you can customize the Finder toolbar to quickly access commonly used functions…and discover new ones.

  1. Access the Finder Window one of two ways:
    • Accessing the Finder Window “App” in your Mac’s toolbar
    • pressing the “command” + “F” keys (make sure your desktop is the current window)
  2. Right-click (or two-finger click if you’re using a track pad) In any blank space in the current Finder toolbar to reveal the finder options dropdown and select “Customize Toolbar”
  3. right_click_finder_toolbar

  4. Drag desired “buttons” to empty spaces in toolbar menu

drag_items_to_finder_toolbar
Extra Tip: You can use this method to customize any window toolbar (apps, folders, etc).

I’ll be honest, customizing the Finder toolbar isn’t some “power user” tip, but in my travels as a Mac IT professional, I’ve come across many users who use their Mac as-is without any sort of tweaking or customization. So a little insight on something as simple as adding more buttons to the Finder toolbar may just uncover functions that could increase your productivity and overall Mac knowledge.

…And as expensive as these Mac’s are, I would think you’d want to squeeze as much functionality out of these jawns as possible.

You’re welcome

Speed up your Mac with CleanMyMac 2!

Comments

comments

2 Comments

  • Carrie

    I’ve been wanting to buy a Mac Book Pro or iMac for the last 3 years. There is no excuse why I don’t have one by now. Well there is because I like to shop. But that’s totally not okay. I already have the iPhone, the iPad and the Apple TV but sheesh, I want the computer too! It would make my business life so much easier!

  • Nhick

    Planning to replace my old laptop and looks like it’s time to aim for some mac. Nice tips, bookmarking for future reference.

    Thanks Terrance,
    Nhick

Comments are closed.