What are these things?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GigaWire, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. GigaWire macrumors 6502

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    What are these 4 dots in the bottom left corner of all finder windows?
     

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  2. Maritan macrumors regular

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    It tells you that the finder is in the grid view, as opposed to details view and list view.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Actually that's 'Keep Arranged By'

    The grid formatting icon looks like this....

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  4. virividox macrumors 601

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    hey i didnt know that, hehe personally i wouldnt have posted, i would have just clicked and found out hehe

    but thanks for pointing it out
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I get the four squares icon in view / "as icons," but I don't see grid view. What's that? When I check view options with no window selected, I can make the desktop snap to grid, but I don't see the icon you showed as a result.

    More to the point, what does it do differently in the finder window?

    And semi-OT, which mode do people use most -- as icons, list, or columns? I always liked list mode from the old MacOS, although sometimes columns is handy.

    On Windows though, I usually use small icons (list) and set it to open subsequent folders in the same window....
     
  6. cubist macrumors 68020

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    I use list view all the time now.

    I used to like icon view, but so few icons fit in a window, and it seems like they're always jumbled.

    Might switch to column view, tho. Can you drag a file from the right-hand side and drop it on a different folder in one of the the middle columns?
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you can. I really like the way Finder implements popping up other folders if you try to put things into them... like if you put a folder in the left-hand tray, then if you drag something over to it and hold it there, it will temporarily open in a separate window and then let you sub-navigate, and then go away when it's finished with. Now if only there was a "/.." entry in the folder so you could use this trick to move to a folder up....:rolleyes:
     
  8. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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  9. GigaWire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? What does yours do when you click on it, 'cause mine does nothing at all.
     

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