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OS X QuickTip: Create Alias files without the word ‘Alias’ in them

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Does it drive you nuts that whenever you make an alias file (ctrl+click> Make Alias) it has the word “Alias” in it?  It drives me crazy…anyway, I was very pleased to find this solution to the problem…

If you hold the Option and Command keys while dragging the item to another folder (or the desktop…which is where I usually drag everything).  This will create an Alias of the file without it actually having the word “alias” in the text.  You will still be able to tell that it is an alias file because of the small arrow that appears on all alias file icons.

This quick tip comes from the official apple site.

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Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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