19 Jul 2011

Revealing Lion’s Hidden Library Folder

The OS X user-level Library folder (/Users/<your short name>/Library, or ~/Library for short) is hidden by default in OS X, from Lion onwards. I’m going to show you several different ways to show and open your Library in Lion, in increasing order of geekiness and permanence. Mavericks update: Yet another, easier, way to reveal your library has […]

31 May 2009

The Finder, the mini-Finder, and Cool Interactions

Lukas Mathis recently gave a lovely detailed analysis on his blog about how the Finder — and various other OS’s file managers — interact with applications when it comes to opening, saving and creating new files. This made me want to mention a couple of very nice interactions that the Finder has with applications at the kind of “should […]