By default the Mac copies a file if you drag it from one drive to another. If you don’t want to keep the original though, hold down the Command key to move the file instead.
AirDrop is built-in to Lion (OS 10.7) and lets you send files to a nearby Mac (with Lion) with just a couple of clicks. No mess, no struggle, no hair-pulling. Here’s how.
It’s all too easy to accidentally wipe out a word, line or page from a document you’re working on. An accidental brush of the hand on a trackpad at the wrong moment can do it. With some apps on Lion it needn’t be a big drama though: just look at an automatically saved older version of the document to get the lost data back. Here’s how.
If you have more than a couple of files to rename then A Better Finder Rename is an app you’ll find very helpful. I use it frequently. Here’s an intro to the app, showing how to make filenames lower case.
Select a group of files then use Lion’s new New Folder with Selection command to move them all into a new folder with one easy command. This new command is a real boon for those who like to keep things tidy, or have binges of tidying. Here’s what you should know.
Every file and folder on the Mac has a unique address, known as its filepath. Do you know how to write or read a filepath? This Tip explains how it works. And for a bonus, it explains a quick way to get to a particular folder in the Finder.