The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
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Monday, July 16, 2007

File info without Command-I!

It is possible to get some info about the files everywhere in the Finder without checking out "More info" with Command-I. The option is called "Show item info" and it is located in the "Show View Options" window. You can bring up "Show View Options" with "Command-J". When it is enabled, some info about the files and folders will be displayed just under the name, under the icon. In the case of a folder, it will display the quantity of files inside the folder. As for a picture, it will display the resolution so you can get an idea of the quality of the image. If it's a music file, you'll get the length of the song. There is no additional info displayed for text files and pdf.


Blogger Unknown said...


July 16, 2007 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Unfortunately, this is only available when in icon view, the most inconvenient way to work with files, IMHO.

July 16, 2007 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Frederic Tremblay said...

Jbastin: Yeah, that's true but it works very well on the desktop.


July 16, 2007 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My computer had the option turned on already...

July 17, 2007 at 4:56 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Jbastin: Good point, but it's really handy for tons of pics.

July 17, 2007 at 4:57 AM  

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