Follow Renamed Folders in the Finder

MacOSXHints.com reader motees was annoyed by a quirk in the Finder: Whenever he created a new folder in List View (sorted alphabetically), either by selecting File -> New Folder or pressing Shift-Command-N, that new folder would appear as Untitled Folder among other folders beginning with U in the alphabetical list. But when he typed in a real name--My New Folder, for example--and clicked with his mouse in the Finder window to commit to that name change, the new folder would jump to its correct alphabetic location among the M's--but the Finder window would stay focused on the U's. His simple solution:

I just discovered how to make the Finder jump to the renamed folder's location in the list: Instead of clicking in the window after the new folder is named, simply press Return. Bingo: the newly-renamed folder remains selected, and the view moves up to the wherever it sits in the alphabetical list. (This works in Column View, too.)

Logically enough, the same thing works when you're renaming old files, too.

This story, "Follow Renamed Folders in the Finder" was originally published by Macworld.

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