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Toggle Finder view modes via the keyboard Desktop
The three finder views can now be toggled with command-1 (list), command-2 (icons), and command-3 (columns). Finally!

[Editor's note: Not quite a hint, given that these are clearly listed as shortcuts in the View menu, but many people (me included!) may not have noticed them...]
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Thank God!
Authored by: Eravau on Aug 28, '02 01:03:54PM

Thank God this is finally there. I had written a little AppleScript to change my view to list view and maximize the window to fit the contents...and then assigned a hot key via DragThing. I got tired of having to go to the menus every time wanted a folder in this view (my preferred view).

Now if only new folders would inherit the view mode of their parents like in OS 9...then things would take even less babysitting.

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I can make space in the tool bar
Authored by: nagani on Aug 28, '02 11:03:50PM

This hint makes my day.

I was glad to be able to select a smaller font in the Finder view options, so that I could make windows narrower, except that the icons wont go smaller as they can in Cocoa apps. I can now get rid of the (long) "View" icon, get my windows back to three columns, and yet see all my custom icons. Thanks!

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