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10.5: How to type-select filenames that begin with spaces Desktop
The Space Bar is a very convenient way to trigger Quick Look in the Leopard Finder. However, if you're trying to select items whose names begin with a space, the Quick Look window will appear and eat your subsequent keystrokes.

To select the first item that begins with a space without triggering Quick Look, hold down the Option key while you press the Space Bar. You only need to do this once; once you've started to type-select, you can use the space bar unmodified.

Type-selection can also interfere with Quick Look. To use Quick Look after type-selecting, wait a moment before pressing the Space Bar, or just press Command-Y immediately.
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Filename example?
Authored by: sr105 on Nov 14, '07 07:44:52AM

The tip is useful, but...

Could someone give an example of a filename that needs to begin with a space?



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Filename example?
Authored by: TvE on Nov 14, '07 11:01:34AM

Any file you want to have listed at the top of an alphabetized list, so any of:

" myfile.dot.txt"
" yourfile.dot.txt"
" ourfile.dot.txt"
" theirfile.dot.txt"



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