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10.3: Resize all column widths with the Option key Desktop
Many of us breathed a sigh of relief when we learned that Apple improved the resizing of columns in column views. Instead of resizing all columns, you can now resize one column without affecting the others. There are times though when I want to revert the old resize behavior. No problem -- just hold the option key as you resize a column.

[robg adds: If my memory isn't failing too badly, I think 10.3 simply reversed the 10.2 behavior - in 10.2, the Option key was used to resize only the current column...]
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10.3: Resize all column widths with the Option key
Authored by: rhowell on Nov 26, '03 03:13:23PM

In Panther, when you double-click on the button that you would normally grab-and-slide, it auto-expands the respective column to fit all file names. It leaves the widths of the other columns untouched.

In Jaguar, double-clicking would auto-expand every column the same amount, but every file name in every column would be then be visible. Granted, some columns would be expanded far beyond their necessary width.



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10.3: Resize all column widths with the Option key
Authored by: macinstud102 on Nov 26, '03 03:29:30PM

Rob was correct about the option-key just being reversed 10.2 v. 10.3, and in light of that, if you option+dbl+click the column resize tool in 10.2 just that column resizes to fit... how long I have wanted to know how to do this I'd rather not admit...



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10.3: Resize all column widths with the Option key
Authored by: snaab on Jan 11, '04 03:43:43PM

OK -Great! Now I know how to use the option key to resize all columns! Thanks for posting this tidbit.

Now, what I would like to know - How do you set a default column width that is narrow enough to show a few columns when first opening a finder window?



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10.3: Resize all column widths with the Option key
Authored by: snaab on Jan 11, '04 06:33:03PM

Duuuhhhhhh-uuhhhhhhh!!!! I think I answered my own question! Using the option key to resize all columns sets that spacing as the default spacing!

Sorry for wasting the bandwidth otherwise!



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