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Using Get Info the easy way Desktop
Until now I had been using Get Info the hard way, open and close for each file, but recently, I noticed by accident that by not closing the "Get Info" window and just clicking on a drive, a file, folder, or an application ... I noticed that the information was updated on the fly.

I'm sure this is old news to some but for me it saves a few key strokes and was a nice touch. :-)

[Editor's note: The one-window Get Info interface has both pros and cons ... this tip is the "pro" side; the "con" side is that it's very hard to compare more than two files at once. If you have just two, it's pretty easy to click back and forth and note the difference. If you have three, it's just tedious. Personally, I'm hoping for an option for multiple Get Info windows at some point in the future]
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You mean Show Info...
Authored by: rezEdit on Aug 18, '01 06:17:05PM

Please, the Finder command is called 'Show Info'. Not to be confused with the application 'Get Info' from Gideon Softworks.

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You mean Show Info...
Authored by: moyashi on Aug 19, '01 11:52:34AM

I'm sorry but ... please ... check out (view) some of your applications (software) that you have on your system (OS).

I didn't realize that "show info" could possibly get confused with "get info" by Gideon Works, who are they ??? anyways ???

I wonder how many companies have made the same silly mistake. Granted MicroSoft's Explorer is M$ so they/it don't/doesn't count. But I'm sure not only M$ but other software (application) companies who offer (sell) products for Apple applicances (machines, computers, PCs) have made the same erroneous errors -- please check for your self (apple key "command" - I") seems to be say next to the key refference "GET INFO".

Gee even the editor of this site used "GET INFO" in his comment.

But, you are correct. Apple uses "Show Info" rather than terminology most Mac users are used to. Please, don't just correct my suggestion, please correct all offenders.

Thank you I did seriously learn something today. <--- not being sarcastic.

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