Shortcut to the Documents folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by advocation, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. advocation macrumors member

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    Is there a built in shortcut to the Documents folder? If not, how can I apply one?! Its very annoying having a shortcut to home but then having to navigate to the documents folder.. I know it sounds trivial but it takes alot longer!!
     
  2. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    right click on your documents folder and make alias.

    Just like a shortcut in windows you can then move the alias to where ever you want, such as the desktop :)
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

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    or the dock.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Or if you're talking about the Sidebar in Finder, just drag your Documents folder over there and it will automatically create a shortcut to it.
     
  5. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    From the finder you can also drag the documents folder to the dock next to the trash. If you click on it, it goes straight to the documents folder. If you ctr(right) click on it, you can access individual items inside the documents folder. Folder can only go on the side of the line the trash is on in the dock, only applications are allowed on the left side.
     
  6. advocation thread starter macrumors member

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    thats great, thanks!

    Not exactly what I was looking for though.. I was looking more for a keyboard shortcut! Like Command + Shift + A for applications or whatever..

    Thanks for the Alias tip though, I didnt know about that one!!
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Oh...now I understand. Here's one way you could do it, but it only works if you don't already use the "Go to Folder..." command. Invoke it with Command-Shift-G, then type in "/Users/<your username>/Documents". Hit Return and it'll take you to your Documents folder. Because the window remembers the last folder you entered, in the future you can just hit Command-Shift-G, then Return to take you there.
     
  8. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    You don't even need to right click. Drag your documents folder to the dock and then click and hold down until a list appears. Do the same thing with your applications folder. Then get rid of everything in the dock that you do not use every day.
     
  9. d wade macrumors 65816

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