Useful little Mac Quick Actions

Quick Actions—also sometimes called "Services"—are a way to add bits of functionality to existing Mac apps. Here are some quick actions I've made!

Create New Text Document:

  • The equivalent of Windows's "New Text Document" for Finder on your Mac.
  • To use, open Finder and in the menu bar select FinderServicesNew Text Document.

Duplicate Finder Window:

  • Open a new Finder window at the same location as the current window.
  • To use, open Finder and in the menu bar select FinderServicesDuplicate Finder Window.

Make DMG:

  • Quickly create DMGs which contain your files or folders.
  • To use, highlight items in Finder and in the context (right-click) menu select Make DMG or ServicesMake DMG.

Reset Finder Window Size:

  • Restore the size of a Finder window to your Mac's default. For when you resize a window accidentally and can no longer get it looking right.
  • To use, open Finder and in the menu bar select FinderServicesReset Finder Window Size.