In our previous daily trick, we have discussed about the Canned Searches, which is also known as Smart Folders. And in this daily trick, we are going to talk about creating your personalized Smart Folders, not just using the pre-defined searches.
First of all, you should open Finder window. And then followed by these steps:
Now, you can create as many Smart Folders as you want. And this will save your time by avoiding repetitive insertion of search constraints.
One of our readers, Mahdi Hosseini, stumbled on the Smart Folder trick and he is eager to share with us.Smart Folder Trick
I came across a cool thing buried inside Finder.app.
If you like the current Canned Searches that could be used to search for certain files, such as All Documents, All Images, etc, and wish to have more search categories, worry not.
You can follow these steps to browse for more:
For example, by using the Smart Folder: All PDF Documents, you don't need to search all over the place to find your PDFs, single click on this Smart Folder will do the job.End of the Trick
Many thanks to Mahdi for this little useful trick.
Searching with Spotlight has long become my habit to search for certain cluttered of files which I usually forgot where I put them. Even sometimes my search result returns another cluttered of files that I will need to add certain criterias to limit the search. These criterias include limiting search by adding more keywords, limiting the scope of the search and adding specific attributes (eg. Kind is Images).
Though after adding these limitations I will easily find my files, yet for me it seems to be such a hassle to do it again and again. But, to be really exaggerating, Smart Folder saves my life!
Using Smart Folder, you can save your search criterias into one beautifully constructed purple gear folder - it's the icon. And to do the same search again, only single click on the smart folder is needed.
Actually, the outcome of this trick won't give you any great significance to your skill in using Mac. What I intended here is to share several useful tricks and wrap them up in a fun way. I hope in such a way, you can memorize them better.
For a teaser, let's see the outcome for this fun tip:
As I've said previously, the outcome is less important than what you will get during the process. As Steve Jobs said, "The Journey is the Reward".
Let's get started.
Dock is separated into two portions, which the first one can contains applications and the other one can only contains folders. Here, you will be guided to mirror applications and folders. To get things quickly done, it will be best to change the folder's display rather than another way round.
As you cannot access the file information directly from the Dock, it's essential to know where is the file location.
Warning: The deleted files are not recoverable.
This is just a simple and quick UNIX tip to delete files without going to trash folder first. What are the steps?
Why does Leopard display Address Book as an icon for Applications Folder? Why is one of Application icon broken?
The Application Folder automatically stacks up all Applications inside by their alphabetical order. Since our (my) Address Book ranks highest by its alphabetical order compare to others, it's displayed as Application icon followed by others' with no opacity, i.e. we can only see a little portion of others'.
The very same rule also applies for those folders located at the right part (launching part is the left part) of Dock.