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Expand column widths in open/save dialogs System
I was playing around with the 'open' and 'save' dialogues of my TextEdit app and found that if you hold down the 'option' key while dragging the dialogue page to enlarge it from the bottom-right corner, the columns will get wider without expanding their scope into other folders. I wondered if this was possible as often I need to read the full names in a window when saving or opening documents. Nice that hidden features are so easy to stumble apon... thanks Apple.

Oh and yes you can do this in all other carbon apps I have tried also. Great!

[Editor's note: This trick definitely works in Cocoa apps, but I couldn't get it to work in Excel v.X or Mozilla or Acrobat, so I'm not sure about its functionality within Carbon. If you know of a Carbon app that this works with, post the app's name. If there are some Carbon apps that support this feature, what's the difference between those and the others that don't?]
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Expand column widths
Authored by: John Derwent on Jan 29, '02 02:47:36PM

I found that if I hold down the option key while dragging the bottom right hand corner of an Excel "Save as" window, the two columns expand in width for a while, and then suddenly collapse into three columns.
While experimenting with this I noticed what is probably a bug: With several toolbars in view, you can put your cursor in the top of a workbook window and drag the window right under the toolbars and even under the menu bar, with the cursor meanwhile staying on top of the toolbars. If you then release the mouse, there seems to be no way to get the window back down again without going to Full Screen View.
John



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