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10.5: Change the Finder's default Find window
Authored by: FOOOD on Mar 09, '08 05:19:43AM

Does this also set the window width?

If not does anyone know how to set the window width? Every time I start a search normally the window is really narrow & I have to resize it, & also make the 'Name' column much wider. Would be great to be set a default window width with a wider 'Name' column.



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10.5: Change the Finder's default Find window
Authored by: baltwo on Mar 09, '08 01:11:08PM

AFAICT, that's not doable. A saved search with a wider window, just pops up with the default setting. Unless you can figure out how to trigger the items as described in NSView.h, you'll have to live with the current behavior. Incorporating that is beyond my ken.



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10.5: Change the Finder's default Find window
Authored by: cxd101 on Mar 10, '08 12:05:50AM

I'm not sure if my issue is the same, but if other .plist parameters can be modified in order to get what I'm looking for, I'll give it a shot. I have my folders organized by my major projects. Often when I am searching, I know exactly which folder has what I am looking for, and I just need to find the correct file in "that" particular folder. Under Tiger, using the search-field in the upper-right corner of an open finder window, if I entered the given search term in that search-field, the Finder would automatically default to starting the search (search-target) in "that" folder. Under Leopard, the default search-target is "This Mac". Question: what do I need to modify in this (or another) .plist file, such that all of my search-targets default to the folder that I am currently in, vs. "This Mac"?



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10.5: Change the Finder's default Find window
Authored by: FOOOD on Mar 10, '08 03:53:30AM

Yea, sounds like you want it to behave the same way as I do.



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10.5: Change the Finder's default Find window
Authored by: isogrifo on Apr 15, '08 11:51:17AM

I found how to modify the width... you have to change the four options under "WindowBounds" (bottom, left, right, top). If you do this, you can control where the window appears and how wide it is.



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