Renaming folder from within?

gloryunited

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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
 

WRP

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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.
 
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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.
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.
 

WRP

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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.
You can also command click the highlighted file in the folder. It will do the same thing.
 

gloryunited

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

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

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.
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!
 
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