Finder question: How to get file sizes?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mork, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Mork macrumors 6502

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    If I drag the mouse over a bunch of files in Finder (to select them) and then click get "File...Get Info", I get a bunch of info windows pop up all over my screen, one window for each file!

    What I normally want to do is, like in Windows, see the totals for all selected files selected in ONE window, but I don't see how to do this.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

    -- M
     
  2. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    Select the files and hit cmd+alt+i

    Or, alt+right click on one of the selected files and select show inspector

    :)
     
  3. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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    You learn something new every day, thanks for that!
     
  4. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks very much!!!

    Where did you find that?

    Seems to me like that the default display is backwards though since if I selected a bunch of files whose individual sizes I could already see, the default (IMHO) display should be the CMD+ALT+i

    Thanks again!!!

    -- M
     
  5. psid macrumors member

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    Or you can try this with ctrl instead of alt which gives a summary dialog instead of an inspector. The inspector changes whenever you select something new while the summary dialog just stays as it is.
     
  6. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool thanks...after having a mac for almost two years, I'm still learning what appears to be "basic stuff".

    -- M
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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  8. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    Silly american layout :p

    On proper keyboards alt is between cmd and ctrl :eek:


    Quite often holding alt changes things in context menus, alt+right click on a running app in the dock give force quit instead of quit for instance :)
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Sinister Windows keyboards! ;)
    On a Mac, that key is called Option.
    In the literature, that's what you'll see.
    Alt is a three letter word. :p
     
  10. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    British baby ;)
     

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  11. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    :eek: I had no idea that Apple had succumbed to the Evil Empire's dialect! Of course, the symbol on that key is the Option symbol. :p It's curious that it is not so labeled.

    I see that the Apple nomenclature carries across the bottom "row" and the evil alt is alone along the top, and it's smaller.
     

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