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10.4: Get Info / Inspector usage on multiple files
Authored by: jef_pearlman on May 04, '05 12:19:02PM

It's also interesting to note that the inspector window stays open and follows your selection. So if you change what you have selected, it will give you the info for that item or those items automatically. It seems to follow the selection in the topmost finder window, and if nothing is selected, give the info for the folder the window is showing.

Kinda cool.

-Jef



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10.4: Get Info / Inspector usage on multiple files
Authored by: filmsmith on May 04, '05 01:05:14PM

I HATED that 'feature' about 10.1 (I guess it was). I was so happy to have it gone. Now, if I understand you correctly, I'd better have all my folders ready to go to get info on them, otherwise navigating to one could throw off an already opened Get Info box.

Without Tiger, I can't verify for myself, but I'm not at all happy about the sound of this.



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10.4: Get Info / Inspector usage on multiple files
Authored by: cybergoober on May 04, '05 01:46:15PM

It's just the Inspector (Command-Option-I) palette that dynamically updates. The Get Info (Command-I) window still behaves as it does in Panther as far as I can tell.



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10.4: Get Info / Inspector usage on multiple files
Authored by: ebernet on May 04, '05 02:44:32PM

We essentially have 3 methods now. The Inspector, brought over from 10.0 that displays whatever the current context is, the get info, taken from Classic Mac, that lets you select multiple and get an info window for each, and the Panther/Tiger behavior, that lets you select multiple and bring it up in a non-contextual get info window (so as you can compare two groups of files to each other). All in all, a nice improvement.



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