• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Beyond the Basics > Making & Using Favorites

Chapter 24. Making & Using Favorites

Favorites are files that you have chosen to have easy access to. For instance, maybe you have a folder you save your research papers into, and it’s stored inside several other folders which are inside the Documents folder. If you make the research folder a Favorite, you can save files into it, open it on the Desktop, and even open the folder inside of Open dialog boxes in applications—all with just one or two clicks, instead of having to dig down through the directory. This chapter explains how to use and create Favorites.

The term “favorites” on the Mac also refers to the icons that appear in toolbars across the tops of application panes, such as System Preferences or Mail. (I hate it when they give the same name to two completely different things!) Internet Explorer uses the term “Favorites” to describe their bookmarks. America Online lets you select “Favorite” places, also designated with a little red heart. All of these “favorites” are similar in that they make it easy for you to open and use files and settings that you need often. But this chapter is only concerned with Favorites as it applies to the Favorites window in the Macintosh Finder.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint