Macos – How to add ‘New File’ to the OS X Finder context menu

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I am using a Mac–which is running OS X 10.10.3. I want to add a 'new file' button to the context menu–the menu that pops up when you right-click in a Finder window/on the desktop.

Best Answer

  • That can be done using Mac OS X native app Automator. Firstly, learn how to use it with that guide:

    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/customize-mac-right-click-menu/

    Now, follow this tutorial to create the 'New File' button:

    OS X Snow Leopard: Finder automator item for creating a new text file

    Use an empty file has your template; you may call it 'Untitled' for example. You can also assign a shortcut to it going to Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services. That was my reference to this information:

    https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/183269

    I know that probably you wanted the button directly in the context menu, while Automator add it inside the Services tab. In order to do that, follow these instructions:

    http://osxdaily.com/2013/05/14/remove-services-contextual-menu-mac-os-x/

    I think that's the best you can do. I hope these instructions are enough.