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10.7: Window resizing options
Authored by: sipatel on Aug 11, '11 04:04:42AM

I have always used the green button to exactly resize Finder windows, which are always displayed by List, sorted by Kind, use 10pt text and the larger of the two icons offered. Also, I always display the Toolbar and Status Bar, sometime display the Path Bar but never use the Sidebar.

In SL, if you had multiple windows open, you could fit-to-content all the windows with OPT+Green Button and things looked neat and tidy.

Even System 8 and 9 offered these options. No longer.

It appears that the default action in Lion is that if you have a folder with four files in it, the window will have a fixed size to accommodate almost 5 icons (the fifth icon gets clipped at the bottom). If you have more than five files, the window will resize but clip the last icon, every time.

I have deleted every .DS_Store file which I believe is where the window display settings are stored and no joy. Every new folder window is set to open at a fixed size, and setting-up one Finder window and using that as a Default does not help at all.

I am not new to Macs -- my first personal Mac was a IIsi with System 6 installed and I have every System Apple has ever produced going back to pre-Macintosh days.

I'll just put it down to new designers/programmers joining Apple and only having had experience of recent versions of OSX, or maybe some of the iOS team have had a hand in Lion's UI?

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10.7: Window resizing options
Authored by: Unsoluble on Aug 13, '11 08:30:31AM

Like I said earlier, this same thing (almost exactly) happened a few OS X versions ago, and then they fixed it a couple point releases later -- I'm really hoping they do the same this time around. :)

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