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Quick Tip: Customise Finder’s toolbar

Create a streamlined working environment on your Mac

How many buttons are there in your Finder’s toolbar that you have never clicked? The number is probably at least one, but possibly more like three or four, right? And I’m sure there are a few things that you wished were in there, like a button for creating a new folder, or a Get Info button to instantly find out more about your files.

So why not add them? Customising your toolbar is a simple process but one that could save you hours over the next few years, and it only takes a few seconds.

First, right-click on the toolbar and choose Customise Toolbar from the bottom of the list. A menu will appear showing just how many options you have when it comes to changing your options. Drag any unused buttons out of the toolbar to see them disappear in a puff of smoke, and drag new buttons in to add them. You can also add spaces to give yourself a little room for errors in your clicks.

You can also add files and folders to the toolbar by simply dragging them in. If you have certain folders that you need all the time, this will provide you with a link to them in a single click.