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10.7: New Finder Column View Preview Resize Bug
Authored by: robleach on Jan 09, '13 01:49:01PM

Don't see that option. My description of the problem may be confusing people. The problem is that when a long path (say 9 columns including the preview), e.g.:

/System/Library/Address Book Plug-Ins/CardDAVPlugin.sourcebundle/Contents/Resources/ar.lproj/InfoPlist.strings

is viewed in column view in the finder and the width of the path displayed is wider than your screen, it's impossible to resize the preview in the last column without doing the little trick I posted as my hint. This is because in the latest system update (10.7.5), they removed the last column separator. If the window width is not as wide as your screen and you're scrolled all the way to the right and you try to widen the last column by widening the window (as works with short paths) all the columns shift to the right and stay the same width until you can no longer widen the window because of the width of your screen. I suppose you could drag the whole window to the left (off the screen) so that you could keep making the window wider until it affected the width of the last column, but that's pretty cumbersome.

Does this make sense? I wish I could attach an image or video or something.

Rob



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10.7: New Finder Column View Preview Resize Bug
Authored by: poenn on Jan 10, '13 01:07:37AM

Aha, now I get it! The scroll bar is also gone in 10.8. I never encountered this due to my trusty old 30" Cinema Display providing lots of horizontal space I suppose. :-)



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10.7: New Finder Column View Preview Resize Bug
Authored by: robleach on Jan 10, '13 06:32:42AM

I assume you mean "column separator" instead of "scroll bar"... Even with my 27" monitor, I run into this problem a lot, since I typically don't have any finder windows more than half the width of my screen. Then again, this is my work computer and I have a lot of nested project folders for numerous projects. I guess the typical user doesn't have that much of a folder hierarchy.



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