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How to Customize File and Folder Icons on Your Mac

This article shows you how to change the icon of any file or folder on your Mac. Apart from adding a bit of personal style to your desktop, there are good practical reasons why you might want to do so.

For example, perhaps you’ve dragged some fol…

Eight Hidden macOS Features You Can Access With the Option Key

The Option (⌥) key – or Alt key, depending on your keyboard layout – can be used to unlock all kinds of features hidden in your Mac’s operating system.

Try holding it down next time you access an app’s menu bar options, for instance, and you’ll ofte…

How to Use Text Clippings in macOS

In macOS, a Text Clipping is a selection of text that you’ve dragged from an application to another location on your Mac, where it becomes a unique kind of standalone file.

The relatively little-known feature has been around since Mac OS 9, and it …

How to View Folder Sizes on Your Mac Using Finder

When you use Finder’s List view to work with files on your Mac, a glance at the Size column tells you the size of each file, but when it comes to folders in the list, Finder just shows a couple of dashes instead.

Finder skips showing folder sizes …

How to Use the Preview Loupe Tool in macOS

All of Apple’s Macs come with Preview, the powerful file viewer that’s built into macOS. Preview is the default app that opens up whenever you double-click an image or a PDF, and features several annotation tools for you to use when working with these …