New Mac Annoyance

Posted by Garth on Monday, December 28, 2009

This one has been a minor thorn in my side, but today it reared its ugly head again and for some reason really pissed me off.  Creating a new file from Finder.  In Windows I could right-click then choose New... and I had a ton of options (Text Document, Word Document, etc.).  I can't do this in Finder.  After much googling I came up with two possible solutions - some app called NuFile or Quicksilver.  Since I've been told by many fellow Mac users that Quicksilver is the end all and be all I decided to give that route a try first.  Well, after about an hour of struggling I decided to give up and go with the NuFile route.  After installing and trying to figure out why it wasn't working, and a little more googling, it turned out that it hasn't been updated in over 3 years and doesn't work on Snow Leopard.  So it's back to Quicksilver, which is causing me to prematurely go grey.  I was able to get this working, but it took me about a hundred keystrokes, and was far more frustrating than opening a text editor and clicking File -> Save As... would have been.  So I'm still not sure what all the hubbub over Quicksilver is.



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open a command prompt..

touch me

(or touch file.jpg) or whatever file name you want.

(i don't check my gmail account)

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