Step 1 of 16: Intro
The Finder is a vital tool for browsing the contents of disks. Some of its features, such as creating folders, are accessible from Save and Open dialogs, and many applications offer an Open Recent item to quickly reopen something. However, what you want might have dropped off it long ago.
We’ll show you fundamental techniques for quickly accessing current files right from the Dock. Even with a good folder hierarchy, it’s easy to forget where things are, so it’s also important that you can find items that were saved long ago.
If you’ve come from Windows, it might frustrate you that only some menu items can be directly triggered from the keyboard. The slow method is to press Ctrl-F2 to browse menus with the arrow keys, but we’ll show how to create custom keyboard shortcuts that speed up your work by taking you directly to the features you want.