Tag Archive: Rename

How to Rename Apple Magic Mouse in Mac OS

By default Mac OS will name a Bluetooth device like an Apple Magic Mouse as “Name’s Magic Mouse”, which makes it easy to identify. Some Mac users may wish to change that and assign a different name to their Magic Mouse or to rename the Magic Mouse however, perhaps to resolve a conflict, to not … Read More

How to Batch Rename Files on Mac OS X Easily from Finder

Modern versions of OS X include a built-in batch file renaming tool that allows Mac users to instantly rename large groups of files, folders, photos, or anything else residing on their file system in a single action. This bulk rename item utility is part of the Finder, meaning there are no add-ons, downloads, or DIY … Read More

Rename Bookmarks in Safari Quickly via the Favorites Bar in OS X

Safari Bookmarks default to saving their names as the title of a webpage or website. That means if a site has a long title, the bookmark name will be equally as long. For accessing bookmarks through the Bookmarks menu that isn’t too big of a deal, but when you’re using the Safari Favorites Bar, long … Read More

How to Rename eMail Flags in Mail App for Mac OS X

The Mac Mail app defaults to naming the email flags as colors; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, and Gray. Those default flag names aren’t too descriptive, so a much better choice is to rename those mail flags to better accommodate your emailing habits, perhaps naming them as things like “To-Do”, “Family”, “Work”, “Important”, or … Read More

Find The Directory Path Of Documents (Or Rename Them) With Proxy Icons [OS X Tips]

Proxy IconsThe OS X Finder is an amazing thing, letting you create folder within folder, duplicate files, find your documents, and generally get stuff done. More and more, the Finder features are being integrated across all apps and documents on your Mac. Case in point is the ability to find the directory path of a document […]

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Quickly Rename Any Photo Album Right On Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips]


Sorting your photos into albums is a great way to only show off the photos you want to to the people you want to show them off to (follow that?). It’s also the way some third party apps, like Instagram or Camera +, will sort the photos you edit within them. Renaming those albums, however, isn’t entirely intuitive. Here’s how to do it, simply and quickly, right from the comfort of  [Read More…]

Rename Safari 6 Bookmarks Like Renaming Files In The Finder [OS X Tips]

Safari 6 comes bundled with OS X Mountain Lion and is available for download for Mac OS X Lion. It comes with a host of new features, several of which we detailed in this past weekend’s Safari tips roundup.

Today, however, we note a little addition to the interface that involves renaming bookmarks. In earlier versions of Safari, you’d need to rename your bookmarks by right clicking (or control-clicking) on  [Read More…]

Rename a File from an Applications Title Bar in OS X Mountain Lion

Rename a file in Mac OS X from the title bar

OS X Mountain Lion now lets you rename a file directly from the application it’s opened within. This feature is supported in most bundled Apple applications, including TextEdit, Pages, Preview, and others.

Hover over the files name in the title bar until the arrow appears Click the arrow to pull down a menu, select “Rename”, enter the new name and hit  [Read More…]

Rename Terminal Tabs in Mac OS X

Rename Terminal Tabs Having a bunch of Terminal tabs named bash bash and bash isnt too useful, instead you can rename each tab individually to something more specific by using the Terminal inspector. Before doing so, keep in mind that tabs default to rename themselves automatically based on the currently running process. From any multi-tabbed Terminal window, just hit Shift+Command+i, or pull down the Shell menu and select Edit Title, from  [Read More…]