Mac tip: A shortcut through enclosing folders

When you dig down through folder within folder within folder to find a file, there are a variety of ways to navigate back up through those layers of folders. The most obvious is to click the Previous arrow in the top left of the Finder window. A hidden method which...

Breadcrumbing

The breadcrumb bar, originally introduced in Vista, has brought an entirely new way of navigating in Windows. It replaces the plodding, sub-folder-based, dig-down method of yore with shortcut jumps. The breadcrumb bar provides a visual indication of the path you’ve...

Quickly copy a folder’s contents

To quickly copy all the files in a folder in Windows 7 or Vista: Open the folder. Right-click the breadcrumb bar and select Copy Address. Minimise the open folder, right-click within another folder or on the desktop and choose Paste from the pop-up menu. A copy of the...

Using the handy SendTo command

The Send To option has always been one of Windows’ handiest shortcuts. It lets you copy a file – or a folder full of files – to another folder without having to navigate your way to that destination folder. Send To also lets you quickly upload, email or...