Making new folders on the mac
Posted on 2009-12-28
I have been using a Mac now for about 10 months, and I still am amazed that I have not found out how to make a new folder in the way that I want.
PLEASE do not respond with instructions on "how to create a folder" before you understand what I am asking, or I will just reply with a request to re-read the question.
Annoyance #1: I am in the Finder "list" view and I want to make a folder in the highlighted folder. However, the new folder is created in the "root" of the current "place", and I have to find it and drag it where I want it to go.
Annoyance #2: I use try to use column view to create the new folder using Shift-Cmd-N. However, when I shift to column view, instead of being positioned at the current folder as expected, it again repositions to the "root" of the current "place" and I have to drill down to where I want to be.
This seems incredibly stupid to me, because the default action seems like it would never be useful, and the desired and obvious action seems impossible to obtain. I want simple solutions to these issues:
Solution #1: how do you create a folder within the currently highlighted folder in list view?
Solution #2: how do you switch from list view to column view and retain the current positioning?