Sponsored Links. There are many ways to rename files in OS X but most people use one of two approaches: either click-pause-click or click-return. And if you're used to using one style, the other style can prove a welcome surprise for your Mac-fu arsenal. In click-pause-click, you move your cursor to a file or folder, select it, wait a second and then click again on the name. A text edit field appears over the name and you can rename the file as desired.
This is the renaming style I've most used over the years but there's a far easier way, and that's click-return.
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In click-return, you select a file or folder and then press the return key. Without having to wait, or worse, accidently open a file by double-clicking when you meant to rename, the text edit field instantly appears. Thanks, Steven. From around the web.
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I have never seen this before. I tred going into the Info mini menu as described and could not see an option to change the name either. Thanks very much. I always knew there was an easier way but just could not figure it out. Great stuff. Nice tricks even though I knew these, but these are something that you just use, use and use after learning. Name required.
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