If something happens to our Finder (freeze, perhaps), without the provision of quit option we will be certainly forced to restart our Mac. But that won’t be the case if we have the know-how to relaunch Finder.
There are many ways to relaunch Finder, until now I’ve found 4 ways for relaunching Finder. Let’s master all of them.
Relaunching with Dock
This is probably the fastest way to relaunch Finder.
- Hold down control-option and click on the Finder icon stuck onto Dock
- Choose Relaunch option from appearing contextual menu
- Finder should be relaunched by then
Relaunching with Terminal
As usual, Terminal lends us a great help in relaunching Finder.
- Open Terminal
Execute command line
- Finder will be quitted and relaunched after a while
Relaunching with Force Quit Pane
We can use force quit pane to quit any running applications, including relaunching Finder (we can quit Finder).
- Hit command-option-escape to open Force Quit Pane
- Select Finder
- Click on Relaunch button
Relaunching with Quicksilver
Besides using Quicksilver as applications launcher, we can also use it to relaunch applications. This relaunch feature is also applicable to Finder.
- Download Quicksilver and launch it
- On the application box type Finder and type Relaunch on action box
- Hit return key to execute
- Your Finder should be relaunched by now
Perhaps you’ve known better way to relaunch Finder, let us know by shouting on provided comment box. Our ears are always wide-open to hear your trick.