It wasn’t a major disappointment, but it was disconcerting. When Apple launched OS X back in the day, they did so with more than a few changes from what we knew and loved about Mac Classic OS.
The first time I hit Command-N on my keyboard in OS X to create a new folder in the Finder I was greeted with a new Finder window instead of the new folder I expected. Apple had changed one of the few keyboard shortcuts I could remember and used regularly.
In OS X’s Finder, if you want a new folder and you don’t want to click the Menubar, it’s Command-Shift-N. Don’t ask why. It’s 50-percent more keystrokes, so it’s not more efficient than Command-N of yesteryear.
Hack to the Past is a free way to get Command-N back to your Mac so you can create new folders the way God intended. Command-N.
There’s not much to Hack to the Past. All it does is swap out Command+Shift+N and insert Command-N instead. Then, when you’re using the Finder, hit the Command-N keyboard shortcut and you get a new folder.
Hack to the Past is so smart it even updates the Finder’s keyboard shortcuts in the dialog boxes. Suddenly, all is right with the world again.