By default Mac OS X does not show the current directory path in the title bar. But just because it doesn’t, doesn’t mean it can’t do it with a simple terminal command.
I remember when I switched from Windows to Mac OS X almost two years ago (a change I don’t regret at all, by the way). What I missed most was knowing in which directory I was (not the name, but the full path).
The fact is that Mac OS X doesn’t show this information by default , but it should be acknowledged that can be very helpful at certain times .
Well, today we’ll learn how to do it. How? Through terminal commands .
To display the full path in the title bar , just enter (one by one) these two commands in the system terminal:
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool YES killall Finder
To return to the original state , simply replace yes with no .
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool NO killall Finder
No doubt it’s something simple, but at the time it helped me a lot (and it still does), and that without a doubt can be a great support for those who come from Windows .