Mac OS X 10.3 introduces—or, rather, reintroduces—a welcome blast from the
Macintosh past: icon labels. This feature lets you tag selected icons with one of seven
different labels, each of which has both a text label and a color associated with it.
Hey! Where the heck are my Favorites?
In previous versions of Mac OS X, the File→Add to Favorites
command placed the names of icons you’ve highlighted into
a submenu of the Go→Favorites command. The Favorites
scheme, in other words, was yet another mechanism of
listing your favorite files, folders, programs, disks, and even
network-accessible folders for quick access.
Trouble was, Mac OS X already had a number of different
methods for stashing favorite icons for convenient access,
like the Dock, the Finder toolbar, and the Sidebar. So Apple
decided that enough was enough. There’s no more Add to
Favorites command, and there’s no more Go→Favorites
There is, however, still a Favorites folder. It’s sitting right
there in your Home→Library folder.
If you miss this feature—maybe you upgraded from Mac
OS X 10.2 and you’ve got a bunch of stuff already listed
in your Favorites—you’ll find the new 10.3 scheme to be
First drag the Favorites folder into your Sidebar (Section 1.2.1).
From now on, whenever you want to designate an icon as a
Favorite, drag it onto the Favorites folder icon in your Sidebar.
(Or Option- drag it to create an alias.)
Thereafter, to view your collection of faves, ...
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