Navigation Services is a new form of the Open and Save As dialog boxes, which are used when opening and saving documents. It was introduced in Mac OS 8.5.


With Navigation Services, the user can use Shortcuts, Favorites and Recent items. There is direct access to frequently used shortcuts (the Desktop, Network and mounted volumes), as well as user-defined favorites, which can actually be modified on the fly. Recently used items are also displayed. All these three functions are part of three buttons -- the pointing finger, the folder with a bookmark, and the clock, respectively.

Hierarchy triangles

Hierarchy triangles (or "flippy triangles") show or conceal the contents of folders and volumes. These triangles now also appear in Navigation Services.


Navigation Services uses an updated interface, in line with the Platinum interface of Mac OS 8.5.

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