Each macOS user spends a lot of time in the Finder application as the main file management tool. So it will not be superfluous to master some important tricks, thanks to which you will be able to achieve maximum productivity and spend less time on performing certain tasks.
For example, let’s check what is the quickest way to get to ~/Library folder?
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How to Use “Go To Folder” on Mac?
By default, the folder ~/Library is hidden, but sometimes it may need access. In this small tutorial for newbies, I’ll tell you how to quickly navigate to this folder.
Using the “Go” Function
Let’s see how to get to this folder in the traditional way:
- Open “Finder”;
- Go to the menu item “Go”;
- Next choose “Recent Folder”;
- Press and hold the “Option” key, the required Library folder will appear among the folder list in the menu.
Long so, isn’t it?
Read more: How to Show ~/Library Folder in macOS?
Using Keyboard Shortcut
The most quickest way to get to ~/Library is:
- Press “Command” + “Shift” + “G” from the macOS Finder, so that you will be able to jump to the ~/Library folder immediately.
- All you need is to press “Go”.
Note: In case if you are in an older version of OS X, you need to hold down the “Option” Key, instead of “Shift” Key.
And it’s also worth remembering that “Go to Folder” supports such cool stuff as:
- “Tab Completion” to complete writing the path. Finder add the rest of path for you just press “Tab”;
- “Drag and Drop” you can drag and drop any folder you want to quickly access.
A few More Useful macOS Shortcuts in Infographic
Repeat again – this instruction is intended primarily for those who are just starting to master the Mac. If these tips seem naive to some experienced readers, remember that you were once newbie in OS X.