the Joy of Macs Finder Hacks Finder icon
System 7.0 thru Mac OS 9.1
collected by Ward Clark
9 July 00

This portion of the Joy of Macs site describes a variety of Finder customizations that will make your Mac OS life even easier and snazzier:

  • Adding command keys to Finder menus.
  • Customizing your Apple Menu.
  • Changing default folder, file and alias names.
  • Restyling and colorizing windows and dialog boxes.
  • ...

You can perform these customizations with Apple's ResEdit tool (the wizardly and risky way) and with several shareware & commercial tools (the easy and safe way). If this is your first time hacking your Finder, start here.

Hint: If you want to print out one of tables of hacks, click on the table before pressing your browser's Print button.

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Copyright © 1997–2000 by Ward Clark