Quickly edit a file's name

Reader Duane Abler seeks a quick way to change a file’s name. He writes:

I push around a bunch of large files (full resolution video clips). Sometimes I just want to change a file name. But when you select a large file in the Finder, it usually takes a good bit of time as the finder is “fetching” info. Is there some way to bail out of this rather than sitting there for minutes waiting?

I’ll take you at your word that you’re only really concerned about selecting a file and quickly changing its name without the annoying delay that sometimes occurs. It’s a simple trick.

Just click once on the file and press the Mac’s Return key— bang , the file’s name is instantly editable. No need to time that second click so that it either incorrectly opens the file or selects it again.

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