Hidden SL Finder Prefs: "X-Ray" Folders, Change CoverFlow BG Color, and more

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rorschach, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. rorschach macrumors 68020

    rorschach

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    #1
    To set any of these, go to terminal and enter in the code for whichever preference you want to set. Remember, to reset the setting to its default value, just change the "1" at the end to a "0" (or vice versa).

    Enable "X-Raying" Folders with QuickLook
    This one is pretty cool. It lets you show the contents of folders when QuickLooking them.

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder QLEnableXRayFolders 1
    [​IMG]

    Disable "X-Raying" Folders With Custom Icons

    Code:
     defaults write com.apple.Finder DisableXRayForFoldersWithCustomIcons 1
    Change CoverFlow Background Color
    Color value is in RGB. The code below will set it to white, as an example.

    [​IMG]

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder IKImageFlowBackgroundColor 255,255,255
    Enable QuickLook Animation Slow Motion
    To use QuickLook you normally just hit Space. This just lets you press Shift-Space and have the animation go slo-mo. Useless but hey.

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder QLEnableSlowMotion 1
    Hide QuickLook Window When Finder Isn't In Front
    By default, if you have QL open and switch to another app, the QL window stays visible. This changes that so that if you switch to another app, the QL window disappears.

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder QLHidePanelOnDeactivate 1
    Keep Playing Icon Previews Even When The Icon Isn't Selected
    If you're playing a movie using the "in-line preview" in the icon, by default if you select something else it stops playing. This lets you keep playing that in-line preview even when the icon isn't selected.

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AutoStopWhenSelectionChanges 0
    Keep Playing Icon Previews When Scrolling
    By default if you are playing an inline preview, if you scroll down it will stop playing. This allows it to continue playing.

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AutoStopWhenScrollingOffBounds 1


    Enable In-Line Previews For ANY Icon Size
    By default, you can only do those "in-line previews" when the icons are set at a certain size. This lets you do them at any size. (Change the "0" to any number 0-512.)

    [​IMG]

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder QLInlinePreviewMinimumSupportedSize 0
    Show Frame Rate in CoverFlow
    Self-explanatory.

    Code:
     defaults write com.apple.Finder IKImageFlowShowFrameRate 1
     
  2. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Thanks, this is cool! I only used the X-Ray feature... kinda neat. More useful than just displaying a larger folder icon.

    How'd you find these? :)
     
  3. pepersview macrumors newbie

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    Icon Image

    In the Finder preference:

    Could be possible to obtain this image to use later like the folder fixed image?
    Thanks
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    The most useful of those - that really annoys me and I'm glad to have a fix!

    Thanks for sharing these.
     
  5. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

    SolRayz

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    So are you posting the default settings or the modified ones?
     
  6. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    #6
    The modified ones...
     
  7. jpma macrumors 6502

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    #7
    I can't get the
    Keep Playing Icon Previews When Scrolling
    to work.

    but very sure I put in the same thing into the terminal and relaunch finder.
    wonder what did i miss?
     
  8. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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  9. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Go back into Terminal, retype the command. Hit enter.

    Then type "killall Dock" and hit enter. Should work after that.
     
  10. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

    n-abounds

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    The X-ray one is cool. Useless, but cool. Not surprised Apple didn't enable it. But I do hate just staring at the folder icon.
     
  11. jpma macrumors 6502

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    Tried that,
    didn't work too
    and I found out the rest didn't work as well
    like the custom icon disable also didn't work.

    very sure it's the correct sentence because I use the drag and drop to my terminal.

    At least I got the Enable "X-Raying" Folders with QuickLook working.
     
  12. EclipX macrumors member

    EclipX

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    #12
    When i want to change the color of coverflow, it's not working.. and i only see 1 icon in coverflow :(

    Solution:

    Change this:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder IKImageFlowBackgroundColor 255,255,255


    to this:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder IKImageFlowBackgroundColor -bool true
     

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