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10.3: Reclaim the horizontal scroll bar in Finder windows Desktop
Okay, let me preface this by saying this is a shameless two-bit hack. I finally got around to buying 10.3 yesterday, and the lack of a horizontal scroll bar in the Finder windows has consumed several hours of my time trying to fix/break this bug/feature. The "feature" goes like this: if I click on the Home folder, which is a special folder (like Applications, Documents, etc.), the Finder roots me at that place and pulls the horizontal scroll bar from the bottom of the window. (Someone here already pointed out that a work around is typing "command-up arrow" a few times).

My solution is a bit different, I discovered that clicking on non-special folders doesn't cause this rooting "feature" to activate. So what I did was make aliases of all the special folders that I was interested in, and put them in a directory out of the way someplace (e.g., in folder in my Library). Now after a little icon management to get the aliases looking like the original directories (see other tips on this site), I put the aliases in the Toolbar and Voila!, the horizontal scroll bar has returned in all its hierarchial glory.

One thing though, I haven't figured out a way to get this to work with the Sidebar. When I try the system decides that I really mean the special folder itself and not the alias. This isn't a problem for me because I'm not using the Sidebar at the moment.
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10.3: Reclaim the horizontal scroll bar in Finder windows
Authored by: kowe on Jan 21, '04 01:18:17PM

This will work in the toolbar, unfortunately it'd take some work to get the alias to have the same icon as the "toolbar" icons have when you drag application folder and such up there. Also, I don't think there is any way to get rid of the arrow bit in the lower left corner signifying it being an alias.

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Authored by: googoo on Jan 21, '04 02:50:43PM

If you are "rooted" on a folder in Column View, just press <cmd><up arrow> to "unroot" and display a horizontal scroll bar. (This is the key equivalent for the Go -> Enclosing Folder menu item.)


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10.3: Reclaim the horizontal scroll bar in Finder windows
Authored by: dave1212 on May 10, '04 10:34:38PM

plz post a screenshot.


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