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Chapter 2. Windows and Icons > Aliases (Shortcuts)

2.9. Aliases (Shortcuts)

Highlighting an icon and then choosing File → Make Alias (or pressing -L), generates an alias, a specially branded duplicate of the original icon (see Figure 2-15). It's the same idea as a file shortcut in Windows: When you double-click the alias, the original file opens. Since you can create as many aliases as you want of a single file, aliases let you, in effect, stash that file in many different folder locations simultaneously.


Tip:

Another way to create an alias is by Control-clicking (or right-clicking) a normal icon and choosing Make Alias from the shortcut menu that appears. You can also create an alias by Option--dragging the icon out of its window.



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