2 Quick Questions on Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by agentphish, May 30, 2008.

  1. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    1. Is there any aftermarket program that will give Tiger the Quick View feature that Leopard has?

    2. On my friends Mac Pro w/ Leopard on it, he is having an issue where if he drags a network drive to the sidebar in a finder window so as to keep an alias there, after he reboots the shortcut is gone. It doesn't ever stay in the sidebar. Is there a way to fix this? Does it's staying depend on what protocol he connects to the network drive with?

  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    Could you elaborate a bit on what you mean by quick view feature?

    I think that you will get what you want by hitting the space bar after clicking on the file, but I'm not sure.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    None that I've heard of. It's tied into the Finder so any solution would probably have to replace the Finder as well...
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    He is referring to "Quick Look" which is built into Leopard. I haven't heard on any utilities providing this feature for Tiger, but you can do a Google Search for it.

    As for item 2, is the network drive a NAS device or connected to another computer and shared over the network? In order to access this device, it must be mounted first. This is why the alias disappears after a reboot.

    If he wants access to it in the Sidebar, first check the Finder Preferences and see if he has the appropriate options set in "Devices" and "Shared" in the Sidebar tab.

    Then if the disk is connected to another computer, and that computer has file sharing enabled, it should show up in the Sidebar. He clicks that and should see his disk.

    If this is a NAS device, how is he connecting to it?

    Provide some more details on his setup as to what device and computers.

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