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Open Finder Inspector panel at login
Authored by: jayratch on Dec 13, '08 09:30:10PM

I was about to post along the lines of "why would I possibly want this?" but after accidentally discovering that the Inspector stays put and updates to whichever file/folder(s) you have selected at the moment, I guess it could be pretty handy. Does everything the Info pane does, with one less step.

So I have to say, this is a pretty cool hint, but could benefit from an explanation of why it's such a cool hint... I suppose "see above" is the appropriate phrase here...

Also, I never knew about the whole "press option on menus" thing. Has that been there all along? How weird/irritating is that?

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Open Finder Inspector panel at login
Authored by: osxpounder on Dec 14, '08 08:46:38AM

Sorry to say it, but, yes, that Option thing has been around for ages. It frustrated me, too, ages ago. I agree, it's frustrating.

As for why you'd possibly want this... here's why I like the Option-Cmd-i Inspector: you can close it with the same keystroke. This means you can take a quick peek without having to maneuver your mouse over to the top corner of the Get Info window every time you use one. It's quick. It also does the math and gives a total storage account of all the currently selected files, in MB, GB, whatever. Oh, and like mark and rb said, it updates depending on what you've got selected.

I'm really grateful for this hint! The 2nd AppleScript works perfectly for me on my Tiger system, whereas the first did not. Thanks to both scripters! This is awesome.

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