Speed up Finder
Streamline your file management with these handy shortcuts. How many of these are new to you? Change to icon, list, column or Cover Flow view instantly using ç+1, ç+2, ç+3 and ç+4, respectively. In icon view, you can jump into the selected folder with ç+æ, while ç+… takes you to the parent folder. ç+[ (left square bracket) jumps back through the history of folders you’ve visited, like your web browser’s back button and ç+] jumps forward again. In column view, double-clicking a column divider will automatically resize the column to the left of the divider, so that it is exactly wide enough for the longest file name in that folder. ç+I opens one Get Info window each for whatever files and folders are selected. Pressing ç+å+I instead opens an Inspector that summarises the entire selection, and it updates as you add to or remove from the selection. ç+c copies a file to the Clipboard and ç+v pastes that copy at the current location. But ç+å+v also deletes the original file, effectively moving the file to a new location.
Use Finder’s Inspector rather than the Get Info window to summarise multiple files and folders.