How to Customize Your Finder Toolbar

Posted October 16, 2007 at 11:23pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6392 views

Most people know that you can add shortcuts to your Finder window. However, when you think of adding shortcuts you usually think of adding shortcuts to the Finder's sidebar. Well, you can actually add shortcuts to the Finder Toolbar as well!

Here is how:

Step One
Open a new Finder window and navigate to file, application or folder you would like to use as a shortcut.


Step Two
Drag the selected item to the Finder's Toolbar and hold for a moment before dropping. You will notice a space open up for the shortcut. Once you notice this you can release the mouse button.


Step Three
Press the CTRL key on the keyboard and click the shortcut to open a popup menu.


Step Four
In the popup menu you could choose to display the shortcuts by Icon & Text, Icon Only, or Text Only.

To display the shortcut icons in a smaller size click Use Small Size


Step Five
To remove a shortcut you would select Remove Item from the popup menu.


Step Six
Apple has been kind enough to offer us some shortcut suggestions. Select Customize Toolbar... from the popup menu.


A popup window will appear with a few common shortcuts you might want to add to your toolbar. Simply drag a shortcut icon from the popup window to the toolbar to add it. If you want to return to defaults settings then drag Leopards default set into the toolbar.


Click Done to close the popup window.

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osx lion help - August 14, 2012 at 3:37pm
To remove an item from your toolbar in OSX Lion, hold ctrl and click the toolbar. Click Customize Toolbar. Then drag the item to the desktop.
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