Friday, 1 February 2019

Using the Mac's Hidden Finder Path Bar

I wanted to have Finder in macOS Mojave show the full path of any folder with which I was looking.

This is a nice feature to have, but isn't default, alas. I also couldn't find a Preference for it either.

Thankfully the internet had the answer here: -

Using the Mac's Hidden Finder Path Bar 

Namely to run this: -

defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool true

and then this: -

killall Finder

Now I can see where I'm going....

Nice.

The Lifewire hack also shows how to disable the feature: -

defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool false

killall Finder

2 comments:

Drew said...

Thanks for the tip. I've wondered how to do this and had even started naming common folder names (e.g 'languages') that I use more than once in different paths with a prefix, so I can could tell them apart when they all came up in Finder. Thanks again! Drew

Dave Hay said...

Hi Drew
Yeah, it's been something for which I've been looking for a while, but not too seriously - until now.
Really really glad that it's of use to you as well :-)
Cheers, Dave

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