- Sep 30, 2007
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- The Republic of Neptune
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- 2019 iMac 27"; 2020 M1 MacBook Air; macOS up-to-date... always.
Absolutely so, LIAB. But it can be just as easy - or let's just say here's another way - to make Finder always open Documents as soon as you click on it.
@dcm426 - this is how to access your Documents every time you click on the Finder icon - which never strays from its position, far left within the Dock.
Do this: Click on Finder just to open it. The look up to the very top menu bar, far left where you see the Apple icon . Immediately to its right is the word "Finder". Click on it. From the drop down choose Preferences (it's the second choice).
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This is what you'll see. Make sure "General" is highlighted, as in my pic above. At the bottom you'll see: New Finder windows show:
Use the up/down arrows to see your choices. Choose Documents, as in the pic.
From now on, every time you open Finder, it will open up in DOCUMENTS.
(The other options shown on my pic with Ticks against them can either be ignored or chosen as you wish. Much less important for the moment; but dead easy to understand what they mean. Basically do you want Hard disks, External disks, CDs, DVDs etc to appear on the Desktop? Leave these alone if you feel intimidated. The important choice is the "New finder windows show Documents")
This is a great suggestion, and reminds me that the default setting there for what new Finder windows open to is what I believe is to blame for the OP‘s bad impression. I’m not in front of my Mac, but I think it defaults to “All Files”, or something like that. It quite frankly isn’t a useful view for me or most people. But hey! It can be changed, and this is what he needs to understand. The “default” way isn’t the only way of doing anything.