Chapter in this post:
Anyone who already works diligently with keyboard shortcuts on the Mac will be enthusiastic about the following tip. The iOS developer Zach Waugh has this betrayed on Twitter and apparently only discovered it himself.
I just discovered that you can press / (SHIFT + 7) in any macOS storage dialog to open a Spotlight-like quick folder search and even use things like ~ to jump to your home folder.
When entering text, paths are also recognized and suggested by auto-complete. This allows you to navigate through deep order structures without having to take your hands off the keyboard. This tip should be particularly exciting for programmers and other keyboard artists.
Another tip is keyboard shortcuts, which work in every save dialog. Here is a short – certainly incomplete – list for you:
If you can think of more abbreviations, please let me know.
And there's another good tip: If you drag and drop a folder from a Finderwindow onto the save dialog, this will be selected as the target for saving. This also works in the Open dialog window. In addition, you can also drag a file directly into the window when opening it and it will then be marked for opening and can be opened with one click.
Here is another practical tip that I noticed about a year ago: If you are in the open dialog, for example to open a file via the Browser to a WordPress blog, you can still change the file name of this file in the dialog.
To do this, right-click on the corresponding file in the dialog window and then select the "Rename" option. This is useful, for example, if the file name is important for the upload, but you only notice a spelling mistake in the name in the dialog.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.