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Serendipitous discovery
Authored by: gabester on Sep 24, '09 10:25:36AM

After I installed 10.6 on a test system I was quite disappointed to discover the ability to add standard view columns to search results was hype, seemingly limited to just Date Created and Modified (which was still a far cry better than just Kind and Date Last Opened in Leopard.)

On my primary system, however, I just upgraded from Leopard. After performing a few searches, I finally went into view options to add Date Modified. After checking the checkbox, I noticed that Label had somehow also become checked.

Then I googled and found this hint. I'm speculating that I had customized my Find results in 10.4 and am using a copy of the same user profile that had been upgraded first to Leopard then to Snow Leopard.

I suspect Apple's got these columns disabled at present because they can't get results to automagically appear in the desired sort order if you have something other than name or date selected. Do a search, sort by size, then change the search parameters - the results are regenerated and not sorted despite the size column being highlighted.

Thank goodness someone figured this out. I was seriously considering NOT upgrading to Snow Leopard... now all I'm missing is the tabs on top feature of the Safari 4 Beta which no longer works in SL.
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