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Rename files from the title bar System 10.8
I saw this early on in Mountain Lion, but forgot to add it as a hint (and I'm surprised no one has submitted it yet). One of the interesting features in 10.8 is the ability to rename files from the title bar. To do this, hover your cursor over a title bar, then, when the small downward-pointing arrow displays to the right of the name, click on it and choose Rename... The name in the title bar will become highlighted, and you can rename it.

(H/t OS X Daily whose post reminded me to post this hint.)
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Rename files from the title bar
Authored by: tPet on Aug 02, '12 09:02:41AM

To be accurate, this feature is not universal .. it needs to be programmed into the application ... it works in Pages, for example, but not Photoshop CS6 (or even TextWrangler) ..

-tPet



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Rename files from the title bar
Authored by: garythemacguy on Aug 03, '12 01:33:00PM

It sounds like the opposite 'face' of being able to rename an open file while in the Finder - and having the new name correctly reflected in the document when you returned to the application. Not all applications supported this feature either.

For dating purposes, I think I probably first read about this change back in Snow Leopard's glory days. I don't think it was as recent as Lion.



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Rename files from the title bar
Authored by: kirkmc on Aug 17, '12 05:14:49AM

No, this isn't in Lion.

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Rename files from the title bar - removed a feature
Authored by: jameskachan on Aug 06, '12 12:39:46AM

I hate this, by adding this functionality (which is nice to have of course)
Apple has removed the ability to right click a document name and produce a folder hierarchy tree to show in finder.
I used this feature daily, many times a day.

This is a big deal losing that kind of thing, thankfully it's only affecting apply programs like TextEdit right now, but I dread losing it in everything from Photoshop to a simple text program.



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Rename files from the title bar - removed a feature
Authored by: philostein on Aug 06, '12 01:50:42PM

For me in TextEdit, control clicking or command clicking the file's toolbar icon shows the file's folder hierarchy. Clicking on one of the listed folders opens the folder in Finder.

10.8 2011 MBA



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Rename files from the title bar - removed a feature
Authored by: jjmarcus on Aug 10, '12 08:10:26PM

Not to fear: You can still right-click (ctrl-click, two-finger tap) on the title of a file and get the folder path.



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Rename files from the title bar
Authored by: jjmarcus on Aug 10, '12 08:13:39PM

AFAICT, you don't have to move all the way over to the little arrow. Just click anywhere on the file name to bring up that contextual menu.

They might add this feature to Finder, to rename or move an entire folder.



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