Today the tip is for all you neat freaks out there. I get pretty sloppy when I’m working on a project and I tend to leave a bunch of different files on my Finder desktop. I tend to gather all these up after I complete the project and later I throw them into a folder. I used to do it the hard way, but not any more.
The Finder in Mac OS X has a neat feature that will allow you to quickly consolidate a group of selected files and folders into a brand new folder all in one step. All you have to do is right-click or control-click the selected items and choose the contextual menu item labeled: New folder with Selection (x items) at the top of that menu. The x represents the number of items being consolidated.
Finder consolidates the items and then sets you up to change the default name of New Folder With Items to something of your own choosing.
If this isn’t fast enough for you or you don’t like all the mouse action try Command+Control+N from the keyboard after you’ve selected the items you want to combine into one folder.
I think this is my most favorite tip so far and I’ll be using it a lot.Related