How to show entire file names on Desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DoNoHarm, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    #1
    Hello People,

    I'm a new switcher to Leopard (It's amazing - I just stuck an apple sticker on my car!). My professor gives lecture materials with somewhat long names like:

    English+179+Compariso#D74E3.doc

    which get shown on my desktop as:

    English
    +17...2.doc

    Is there any way to have leopard show the entire file names?

    Thanks for all your help!
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    you can show a few more characters by setting the label position to the right and using a smaller text size in Show View Options. but you want be able to see every character. hold your mouse over the file to see the full file name.
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

    sickmacdoc

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    #3
    One way to show more is to change the default Finder setting of showing one line of text to two. This can be done most easily by downloading the free utility from Titanium Software called OnyX. This is a great utility to have on hand for many other reasons too- and you can't argue with the price! ;)

    In the parameters section Finder tab, just change the "Label Lines:" selection from one to two and it should help out.

    Hope this helps!
     

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  4. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    #4
    That's it!!! Leopard Rocks! Thanks.
     

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