What’s new in Finder file contextual menu in OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan doesn’t have many significant new features, most of the cool stuff is under the hood. Who would have thought there is a need to improve on the file contextual menu in Finder app?

It should be a habit now for you to click on a file item in folder in order to change its name, or simply press the Enter key when the file is selected. In OS X El Capitan, Apple added a “Rename” in file contextual menu. Right-click on the file to bring out the menu, and select “Rename“.

What new in Folder file contextual menu in OS X El Capitan Rename File

In addition to Rename, you can now copy a file’s pathname right from the contextual menu. Right click on the file, press the Options key to reveal the menu item “Copy XXXX as Pathname”. This is handy for those who regularly use the Terminal command prompts.

Copy filepath in OS X El Capitan