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Finder display of free space and file count Desktop
If you open a new Finder window at its (hopefully changeable in the final!) default size, you'll see a xxx MB available message on the left side, just below the Computer icon. If you expand the width of the window, the display will change to read xxx MB available, y items.

If you leave the window at its default size, however, and click on the xxx MB available message, it changes to read y items. Click on it again to change it back. Not sure how useful this is, but I thought it showed some ingenuity to think to program it that way. Who knows, maybe OS 9 does this too, but I've certainly never noticed it.

I found this little nugget on's Mac OS X Tips page.
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on the other hand...
Authored by: tapella on Jan 01, '01 03:21:43PM

wouldn't it be nice if Finder windows just didn't have all that other junk in the status bar? :-)

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