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Use the Finder toolbar Back button to jump to previously visited folders System
I can't find a hint for this on the site, and it's probably not new, but I only just stumbled on this. The Finder toolbar, by default, has Previous and Next buttons that let you navigate back and forth in folders. If you click the Previous button, you'll go back, one window at a time, to all the folders you've visited in that Finder window. But if you click and hold that button, you'll see a list of all the folders you've visited, and can jump to any of them by selecting one. This is a good way to get to a folder you've used but that's far from where you are in the file system.
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Use the Finder toolbar Back button to jump to previously visited folders
Authored by: dfbills on May 06, '13 10:27:47AM

This also works well when you've searched for an item in the Finder and you need to get back to the previous directory to change the scope of your search.

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Use the Finder toolbar Back button to jump to previously visited folders
Authored by: bglnelissen on May 07, '13 05:23:07AM

And when you want to change in folder hierarchy, you can enable the 'Path Bar' in the view options, or press the icon in the folder title while pressing the command key.



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Use the Finder toolbar Back button to jump to previously visited folders
Authored by: kikjou on May 07, '13 10:24:06AM

You can also assign keyboard shortcuts to these buttons, e.g. the same as in your browser (command+back arrow/forward arrow).



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Use the Finder toolbar Back button to jump to previously visited folders
Authored by: dschneiderch on May 13, '13 07:00:03AM

I've never understood why apple provides back/forward buttons but no up bottom. that would be really useful sometimes.



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