Renaming folder from within?

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  1. gloryunited macrumors 6502

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    I am on Snow Leopard 10.6.8.

    Wondering if there's any easy way to rename a folder from within the folder itself? ie. I am in the folder named "AAA" and viewing its content, after checking its content I decide to change the folder's name to "BBB" instead.

    Mouse click and keyboard shortcut both are welcome. :D

    thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    CMD+ArrowUp > ENTER > change name > ENTER > CMD+ArrowDown

    Other than that, ditto to miles 1110.
     
  3. WRP macrumors 6502a

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    What are you two talking about... of course it is possible. Click anywhere in the window not on a file. Command+I. Change the name of the folder.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Well I guess you learn something new every day, but I still think that wasn't the one-step solution the OP might have been seeking. Pretty handy, though.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    That is possible too, but what if the Finder window is not large enough to have an empty area to click into? That is a problem I always had when wanting to select no file, but I get around that via CMD+OPTION+A.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Command + Click deselects.
     
  7. WRP macrumors 6502a

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    You can also command click the highlighted file in the folder. It will do the same thing.
     
  8. gloryunited thread starter macrumors 6502

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    First off, you guys are really quick! I LOVE this forum :D:D:D

    This is good enough for me. I am used to 3-finger-swipes to go thru folders so didn't know CMD+Up can SELECT the folder and that's exactly what I need for the next move "ENTER".

    Just FYI, I don't need to go back into the folder again, so that's only two "moves" for me.

    This I've tried but since I'm using trackpad but not a mouse, going to the "Name & Extension" text field needs a bit of time. :p A nice and valid way of doing it though!
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    CMD+OPTION+A > CMD+I will work then.
     
  10. WRP macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, knowing more than one way to do something is never a bad thing. :p
     

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