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Quit Seeing ‘All My Files’ In The Finder – Change The Default New Window View [OS X Tips]

Finder All My Files

When you open up a new Finder window, at least in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you’ll see a snapshot of all the files on your Mac. Apple calls this view, “All My Files,” and it’s a good way to just see what you have on your Mac.

It’s also an annoying view if you’re looking for stuff on your Desktop or Documents. If you want to change the default view for any new Finder windows, here’s how.

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Open New Finder Windows To Wherever You Please, Skip All My Files [OS X]

All My Files Finder Windows

Ever since OS X 10.7 Lion, the Finder has a new sidebar section, called All My Files. It’s a list of, predictably, all the files on your Mac and it can be customized to show them in any style you like, sorting by Name, Date Created, Kind, Date Modified, and more. The trouble is, though, that all new Finder windows open to this All My Files section by default. Some folks might not like this, though, and wish for the long-ago days of, say, Snow Leopard, when Finder windows opened to the Desktop or some such.

Luckily, to make this happen takes just a quick trip into the Finder preferences to sort out. Thanks, Apple!

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Keynote Icon Ditches Depressing Lyrics, Now “Thinks Different” Like Apple’s Other Icons

Keynote Icon Ditches Depressing Lyrics, Now “Thinks Different” Like Apple’s Other Icons

The new Keynote icon.

Here’s something cool you may not have noticed yet. With its new Keynote update, released alongside Pages and Numbers yesterday, Apple replaced the unique icon that features the somewhat depressing lyrics to The Bitch of the Living by Spirit Awakening with a new 2012 icon that displays a famous quote from the company’s Think Different commercial. The same quote now appears on several of Apple’s Mac OS X icons.

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Mountain Lion’s New Notes App Contains Hidden Tribute To Famous Apple Ad

Mountain Lion’s New Notes App Contains Hidden Tribute To Famous Apple Ad

Notes isn’t the first app to contain this famous quote.

It’s not uncommon for Apple to hide little treats within the icons of its Mac apps, but it’s always nice when we stumble across a new one. The latest comes with the new Notes application that will launch in OS X Mountain Lion next month, and it contains a famous quote used in Apple’s Think Different ad campaign.

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“Here’s To The Crazy Ones” Is Hidden On OS X Lion’s New ‘All My Files’ Icon

“Here’s To The Crazy Ones” Is Hidden On OS X Lion’s New ‘All My Files’ Icon

We’ve mentioned before that TextEdit’s icon under OS X has Apple’s entire “Think Different” essay written on it, if you blow it up big enough.But this one’s new to us: it also appears in its majority on Lion’s new All My Files icon.

Here’s to the crazy ones indeed… crazy to write an entire essay on an icon meant to be rendered in less than 80 pixels squared. Very cool.

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