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How do I type a path in the finder?


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Just got a MacBook Pro and I'm selling all my PCs! I have one little question about the Finder. How can I type a path and go there automatically instead of browsing with the mouse?

On XP, I can type the path in the "address bar" but I don't see that on OS X.

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With Finder activated hit Command+Shift+G.

The command button is the one with the Apple logo on it.

This will bring up a small window where you can then type your path.

Use the ~ symbol to represent your Home folder. Example:

~/Music/Radiohead/

...would take me to my Home folder/Music/Radiohead. Get it? :mac:

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Thanks for the tip! Is there a way to show an address bar in the finder? Would make my life easier. Too many shortcuts to remember at the same time!

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With Finder activated hit Command+Shift+G.

The command button is the one with the Apple logo on it.

This will bring up a small window where you can then type your path.

Use the ~ symbol to represent your Home folder. Example:

~/Music/Radiohead/

...would take me to my Home folder/Music/Radiohead. Get it? :mac:

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I would also like to know if this is possible. I do know that you can add a drop down menu to the finder (right click on some empty toolbar space and choose customise). Its not a proper addressbar but it lets you atleast find the path of where you are.
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I would also like to know if this is possible. I do know that you can add a drop down menu to the finder (right click on some empty toolbar space and choose customise). Its not a proper addressbar but it lets you atleast find the path of where you are.
http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/ try that program out... best thing ive ever used! You dont have to worry about the finder

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you can add the folder to your list of folders on the left side of your finder window, just drage the folder you want over there.

there are a lot of keyboard shortcuts, but remembering them all seems a lot easier than knowing the folder heirarchy of each place on your computer

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yea get quicksilver installed its the ultimate app for me



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Another recommendation for quicksilver...

Think of it as an extremely quick folder finding, application launching, document moving spotlight deluxe...
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http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/ try that program out... best thing ive ever used! You dont have to worry about the finder
I actually use quicksilver and find it amazing, I especially like how you can send an email in no time at all without even getting to the parts about app launcing and file finding! I do use the finder a lot less because of it but I still feel a little lost by not knowing the path at a glance (since quicksilver is by no means a replacement for the finder in my mind, it just cuts out a lot of the navigating). Maybe it's just a vestige from using windows or the way I organise my files, who knows.

I think the original poster should definately take a look at quicksilver though
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