Add a Bookmark To The Downloads Folder

After downloading something, I usually want to go to my downloads folder. I've discovered recently that you can put folders into your Safari bookmarks bar. This means that instead of having to click on my downloads folder in the dock, I can simply hit a Keyboard Shortcut and it will open up the Downloads folder in Finder. 

Step 1: In Finder, locate the folder you want to be able to open up from the bookmarks bar.

Step 2: Open up Safari and make sure the bookmarks bar is visible. (Cmd-Shift-B)

Step 3: Drag the folder from Finder into the bookmarks bar. 

Step 4: To access the [...]

Create A Permanent Sidebar Entry For Networked Folders

I found a really nice tip for those of you who connect to a lot of removable devices and what them to stay in the Finder side Bar.

If you're anything like me, then you probably access files within folders within folders on removable media (i.e. external hard drives, Flash drives). It can become quite a hassle (with a trackpad, anyway) to open the the media device, select the folder, navigate, select another folder, navigate, and then select the desired file or folder.

I tried adding my commonly-accessed (but time consuming to reach) external hard drive folder to the Finder's sidebar, but [...]

Find Out The Total Size of More than One File

Most people know that if you right click and select "Get Info" or "Command + I" on a file in Finder you will get all kinds of information about the file. But, did you know that if you select a few files and "Option + Command + 1" "Option + Command + I"(Thanks Dave M for the pick up)on that it will show you the total size of the files you have selected.

Quicker Force Quit

If you have ever had an Application lock up on you in OS X and had to force quit it you know that normally you would go to the apple in the upper right and select the force quit menu. Here is away to speed up the process. If you hold down the shift key after you hit the apple the option to force quit the active Application will appear and you can force quit from there. You can also right (secondary) click on the Application on the doc and then hold down the alt/option key and this will allow you to quit the application you right clicked on.