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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Proxy Icons are Hidden in Plain Sight

Nick Heer: The Many Capabilities of Proxy Icons

The proxy icon should not be treated as a secret, hidden feature. It is so much more dignified and capable than that.

I've been using the Mac since 1995, I've been entrenched in the Apple community since around 2004, and hand to my heart, I never ever knew about or saw anyone ever use the proxy icon until Apple hid it in 2020.

I'm not here saying that people like Nick are lying when they say they use it, nor am I suggesting Apple was absolutely correct to hide this icon in the Finder until you hover over it, I just continue to be shocked that this feature went completely unnoticed to a hardcore Mac user like myself for decades.

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.