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10.5: See additional view options for the Media Browser System
In the Media Browser -- the floating media chooser found in 10.5's Open dialogs in some apps, or in the iLife and iWork apps -- you can Control-click in the lower pane to show a contextual menu. From that menu, you can choose to either Display as List or Display as Icons, as well as other options.

Once you've switched to list mode, you can Control-click again in the lower pane and use the Show Columns sub-menu to pick which columns to show. You can also open a media file in its respective app, or show it in the Finder.

[robg adds: I had no idea there was a contextual menu hiding in that portion of the Media Browser. Once in list view, you can also click on column headings to sort the list by that column; click the same heading again to switch the sort order.]
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Media browser for non-iPhoto pictures?
Authored by: dbs on Dec 12, '07 07:49:01AM

Does anyone know of any way to browse pictures on your disk via the media browser? Since I don't use iPhoto this potentially great feature appears to be useless.



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I don't think so
Authored by: jecwobble on Dec 12, '07 10:02:04AM

I could be wrong, but I believe the core of how the media browser works is based on iLife frameworks. In other words, if you don't have music or photos stored in iTunes or iPhoto, media browser doesn't "see" anything.



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10.5: See additional view options for the Media Browser
Authored by: Zaphod42 on Dec 12, '07 10:05:06AM

I like it.

another thing i just found out while playing with this is that quick look also works in the media browser.



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Standalone Media Browser through Automator
Authored by: MurphyM on Dec 12, '07 08:59:17PM
You can also open a media browser without opening one of the iLife apps using automator. It can be handy in some cases. I posted a screencast about it a while back... http://murphymac.com/iphoto-mini-browser/

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