I routinely receive questions, comments, and tips from About: Macs readers. Earlier this week, Brian sent me a very simple tip that is also a great idea.
Brian had been reading one of our guides on syncing a keychain with multiple Macs. The process includes making alterations to one or more folders on your Mac. That's easy enough to do when you're following instructions in a guide, but what if you later want to undo what you did and can't remember where you found the instructions?
Brian's solution is simple. Any time he makes changes to a folder, he saves a web link to the original article in the affected folder. If he later returns to the folder and wonders what changes he made to it, or how he made them, he can find out by simply clicking the web link he saved in the folder.
To save a web link, click and drag the URL from your browser to the folder. A web link will be created automatically in the folder.
Pretty darned clever.
I'll add one suggestion to Brian's tip. Some tips don't require making changes to a specific folder, but do require making changes to various system processes or preferences. You can keep track of the changes you make to your Mac by creating a dedicated folder to hold web links to the instructions you used to make the changes.