Restoring cmd-N behavior on Mac OS X
A small but nevertheless good tip from Eric Meyer on how to restore the keyboard shortcuts for "New Folder" and "New Finder Window" in Mac OS X. Hack the com.apple.finder.plist file in your ~/Library/Preferences/ folder (I had to add this snippet to mine, after the first <dict> element):
<key>NSUserKeyEquivalents</key> <dict> <key>New Finder Window</key> <string>@$N</string> <key>New Folder</key> <string>@N</string> </dict>
This makes Command-N into New Folder and Command-Shift-N into New Finder Window. Logout then login to make it work.