I already blogged about how to change your background but today I am going to show you how to customize your Finder (the number of customizable options is limited) and use several important functions in Finder.
1.) Option to turn on a path bar at the bottom of the Finder.
While you have the Finder selected (so that the menu is Finder), go to View > Show Path Bar.
2.) Accessing the path without any changes.
To view the path of a folder or file, right-click on the title. This works not only in Finder but also in most other applications (even Safari, but not Firefox).
3.) Add a path button to your Finder toolbar (near the top).
Right-click anyway on the toolbar, then select Customize Toolbar… Then, drag over the Path button.
Lose Some Weight
Finder too complex for you? Just slim it down with the gray button on the top right of any Finder window. This will activate/deactivate slim mode where the left sidebar along with the tool bar is hidden.
By the way, when you are in slim mode, any folder you open opens up in a new Finder window. To do this in the basic mode, hold down while double-clicking on a folder to have it open in a new window.