Finder: Cannot resize columns in List View

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MDTyKe, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. MDTyKe macrumors regular

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    Hey

    Seems this new 'sorting' button
    - UI for the columns is sexy
    - But I cannot resize my columns.. Any ideas? Am I missing something

    When I sort it by Size for example, with my default Finder size I cannot even see the Sizes.. (9....MB) for example. Logic would tell me that I could resize the columns surely? (A loophole is resizing the Finder window but that isn't acceptable).

    Anyone else got this? And can bug report? The Apple bug report system only allows 10.6.x reports right now.
     
  2. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    View menu > Arrange By > None

    That will bring back the old list view. Or you can just choose the sorting from that Arrange By submenu if you want to keep the new list view.
     
  3. MDTyKe thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that's a workaround, but:
    - UI is inconsistent
    - It shouldn't do that :p
     
  4. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Well yeah, it's really stupid...but at least there IS a workaround. http://www.apple.com/feedback ;)
     
  5. MDTyKe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple Feedback doesn't allow Lion bug reports..

    You can only select 10.6.7 or 10.6.8.. This is crazy.
     
  6. rorschach macrumors 68020

    rorschach

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    Can you access http://bugreporter.apple.com?
     
  7. MDTyKe thread starter macrumors regular

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    No.

    Does anyone know if this *is* a bug.. I mean surely it's common sense to be able to resize my columns?

    Anyone confirm or who can file a bug report?
     
  8. bloijs macrumors newbie

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    If I use "Arrange By..." I can't change the column width, either. So this may be intentional.
    Question: With "Arrange By..."->"None", can you double-click the column separators to have them automatically resize? Because that's not working for me, and it's very irritating.
     
  9. stoopkitty macrumors member

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    Y'know, apple is just taking the next step. giving users the ability to resize columns really just overcomplicates the UI. soon, no one will ever resize columns- apple is just one step ahead of everyone else.

    god i ****ing hate this its so ****ing annoying why do i have to switch back to the old ui if i want to use it. ****ing ********.
     
  10. Revearti macrumors member

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    Resize Then Arrange

    It is annoying that it isn't available in each setting. In the meantime, you can Arrange By None, resize your columns, then Arrange By Whatever, and it will remember your column size.
     
  11. fdp-at-sealevel macrumors newbie

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    there is a way in 10.7

    At the bottom of the columns you can see tinny double lines. Those are the handlers to adjust the column width...:)
     
  12. GreenAsJade macrumors newbie

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    O ..... M ...... F...... G!!!!!!


    Yay!!

    (but... really!?!?!?)
     
  13. glint macrumors newbie

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    Just good enough workaround

    If you set your "Arrange By" to none, you are able to resize the columns and then click on the column header to "arrange by" ascending or descending order for each column. The sizing is preserved.

    I don't really understand why resizing is not available when you've merely selected "arrange by" from the drop down ???
     
  14. scorwitz macrumors newbie

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    Apple's not so genius bar

    Just another example of how conceit and overconfidence have resulted in a less than perfect product. How about you let me decide what I do and don't want to do instead of deciding for me because "you know better".
     

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