Finder columns appears differently sometimes

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by MacMan988, May 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    MacMan988

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    Hi, I have been noticing that when I open finder window, sometimes i get to see a "thicker" column and sometimes a small line as the column. Please look at the screenshots below.

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    Any ideas?
     
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    HexMonkey

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    The default behaviour in recent versions of OS X is to only display the scrollbar in certain circumstances based on the connected devices and what you are doing. For example, scrollbars are always visible when my USB mouse is connected, but are hidden when it's disconnected and I can only use the trackpad. In your screenshots, each column is quite short and no scrolling is possible, so the visible scrollbar just manifests as a thicker separator rather than a usable scrollbar.

    You can change this behaviour in the General pane of System Preferences. The "Show scroll bars" option defaults to "Automatically based on mouse or trackpad" but can be set to always hide (except when scrolling) or always show.
     
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    MacMan988

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    Thanks for the information. I totally didn't have an idea about that part of the System Preferences
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Had the same issue here. Kudos to HexMonkey, it's exactly that - when "Show scroll bars" option is set to "Automatically based on mouse or trackpad", dividers are thicker when a mouse is connected, and thinner when disconnected.
     

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