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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs System 10.5
Whenever you decide to open (or save) a file from within an application, a sheet or dialog box will display. New in 10.5, the icon view push button at the top left of the sheet/dialog box can be held down to give you a menu with the ability to change the Icon Size between 16x16, 32x32, 64x64 or 128x128, and change the Label Position to either Bottom or Right:


Also new is the MEDIA section in the sidebar of the sheet/dialog, which gives you quick access to Movies, Music and Photos. The Photos item, for example, lets you peruse Aperture and iPhoto libraries and events, etc.
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I wish the font size would change too!
Authored by: joab on Nov 01, '07 01:46:10PM

Changing the icon size to 32x32 (same as I have set in regular Finder windows) doesn't change the font size :(

The font size is way too big for 32x32.



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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: MartiNZ on Nov 01, '07 02:26:29PM

That's cool! I wish there could be some consistency with signalling that buttons like that had drop-down options! Now we can emulate Windows style open/save views - progress ;)!



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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: Michael.Massing on Nov 01, '07 11:54:57PM

Uh-huh. And after the Great Pumpkins works his magic, we'll be able to duplicate, rename, and delete files in the holy precincts of the open and save windows, too, like in that other platform. I'm holding my breath as I type - but not once I stop.

Best to all,
M.

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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: babaloo on Nov 02, '07 01:03:12AM

I don't see a MEDIA section in the sidebar. Does it have to be enabled somewhere else before it shows up?



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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: gullevek on Nov 02, '07 01:48:54AM

Strange, I neither can get the drop down, nor I see a media part in the sidebar (nor can I find a place where to activate it).

this is a clean install on an external HD



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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: elchicano99 on Nov 02, '07 03:27:03AM

Yeah I tried it just with the open dialog of Safari and didn't get the media section, but then I realized that it probably only appears in apps that use media, so I opened Preview.app and on the open dialog the media section finally appeared. But now, it also appears within the Safari open dialog! Maybe it just had to be activated by a media app? Also, I imagine iLife 08 is required for this to work. The icon-dropdown appeared in the safari dialog the first time 'round, I imagine it appears in all. just click and hold (not right click!) on the first icon (Icon View) next to List and Column views.



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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: dadrl on Nov 02, '07 04:16:32AM

That's great. I can't understand why it's not in the finder's main window



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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: csh on Nov 03, '07 07:57:15PM

This doesn't work for me at all.

I have tried holding the mouse button down, using option/command/etc, but nothing makes the layout options appear.

I also noticed that your Finder buttons look like the Aqua interface buttons, but on my Mac Leopard uses the new gray looking buttons.

What's up with that? Do you have some kind of interface hack running to do that?



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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: csh on Nov 03, '07 07:59:14PM

Oh crap, just nevermind, I'm an idiot.

I was reading another article on Finder and... nevermind.



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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: Casemon on Jul 26, '11 05:48:58PM

Apparently this no longer works in 10.7 Lion :(



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10.5: Change icon view options in Open and Save dialogs
Authored by: Casemon on Jan 28, '14 02:11:18PM

No worky in Mavericks either :(



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