Step 1: Open the Finder
Click on Finder’s icon in the dock or use the shortcut Command + N if you don’t have any open windows to bring up a new Finder window.
Step 2: Get customising
Click on View in the menu bar and then on ‘Customize Toolbar…’ to bring up the toolbar customisation menu.
Step 3: Pick ‘n’ Mix
This menu consists of a collection of unused buttons, spacers, and extras that aren’t included in your toolbar, so choose the ones you like.
Step 4: Drag it in
To add one, drag it from the menu into the toolbar. Like dragging apps into the dock, buttons will move out of the way to make space for a new one.
Step 5: Find your favourites
Everyone has preferences on which buttons work best for them. Some of the most useful ones we’ve found include Delete, Get Info, and the Eject button.
Step 6: Space ’em out
Using spacers is an easy way to make your toolbar clearer. Flexible spacers will adjust their size relative to the size of the Finder window.
Step 7: Drag and delete
To remove a button from your toolbar, simply click on it and drag it away. The button will remove itself much like an app removes itself from the dock.
Step 8: Labelling up
You can choose whether or not to label them, or show the label only, using the drop-down menu near the bottom of the window.
Step 9: Return to default
If your changes become too radical, or you’re longing for the default, drag in the ready-made default toolbar from the menu to return to normal.
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