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Hi. Is there a trick to renaming files in OS X? Half the time I open the file I'm trying to rename by clicking twice, and I can't find a simple rename option in any menu.

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My apologies: a quick google came up with the following:

Mac users can click the file or folder, then press Enter to select the text box more easily.

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the slow double click.
highlight and hit enter.
open get info.
or for multiple files use renamer4mac - great app!

that's all i know.

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you can use the slow double click, but I've always had problems with that. I always right-click the icon, go to "get info" and change the name there.

Hope that helps.

Edit: oops, Eric beat me. rename4mac is a good one too.
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Also, you can use automator to batch rename. I set up CM items in finder, built with automator, to do renaming tasks. Such as "rename all to lowercase" or remove certain characters, etc. Very useful.

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u can single click on something, and hit enter

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Surely you just hit the key to the left of the arrow key pointing left(aka home) when you have selected the file..Works on my MacBook anyhow...
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