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Disable the Finder's zoom rectangles in 10.2 Desktop
To turn off Finder window zooming, in Terminal.app type the following
command:
 % defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateWindowZoom -bool false
Logout and log back in to see the change (or relaunch Finder).

[Editor's note: The latest TinkerTool release also lets you disable these in Jaguar, along with many other tricks (but not quite as many as in 10.1, due to changes that Apple has made).]
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Another method if that doesn't work
Authored by: bluehz on Aug 30, '02 11:05:15AM

I am using the latest TinkerTool and it refused to disable. Also tried the defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateWindowZoom -bool false an dit wasn\'t working either. Finally got it going manually editing the com.apple.finder.plist file.



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TinkerTool doesn't work here either, but the tip did
Authored by: jasonxz on Aug 30, '02 01:16:35PM

Oddly, after restarting I had the script menu after using this tip; simply command-dragging it out removed it tho.



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how to undo?
Authored by: chaddy on Aug 30, '02 10:47:24PM
% defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateWindowZoom -bool false
once you've disabled finder window zoom using this terminal command what's the command to restore? thanks

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how to undo?
Authored by: hombre on Aug 31, '02 12:28:30AM
I do not for a fact know the answer to your question, but I would hazard the following wild guess:

% defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateWindowZoom -bool true


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how to undo?
Authored by: toddsnc on Sep 01, '02 12:45:49AM

same line, replace "false" with "true"

fwiw, although this stops the zoom, it does not appear to make windows open any faster. Or is it just me? (iMac 17" flatscreen, GForce4MX GPU)



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Thanks!
Authored by: mahakali on Sep 01, '02 12:09:50PM
Gosh, does it feel much snappier.

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Disable the Finder's zoom rectangles in 10.2
Authored by: cybergoober on Apr 16, '03 09:18:58AM

BTW-

You can also use a 0 (zero) or a 1 instead of "-bool false/true"



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Disable the Finder's zoom rectangles in 10.2
Authored by: bluehz on Aug 24, '03 07:50:05AM
Although this is an old thread - it should be corrected.

The line at the tope of this thread:

% defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateWindowzoom -bool false

is incorrect and does not work. The correct line should be used as follows:

% defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateWindowZoom -bool false

Note the different case of the word "zoom" in "AnimateWindowZoom"

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