Just wondering

Discussion in 'iMac' started by teqmter, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. teqmter macrumors newbie

    teqmter

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    I have a 27" Mac and El Capitan. The only thing I liked about a windows OP is when I hovered the mouse over a folder it shows whats inside the folder. Is there a way to do this with my Mac or a app? Also there isn't anything I don't like about my MAC. thanks teqmter
     
  2. kmpowell, Nov 26, 2015
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    kmpowell macrumors member

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    EDITED: Title spelling has now been corrected
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    OS X doesn't do it, but I'm unaware of any apps that offer this functionality.
     
  4. joema2 macrumors 65816

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    You are talking about the Windows Explorer behavior whereby IF it's in icon view (not detail view) and you hover your mouse over a folder it will textually display the folder size and the first two or three filenames.

    Finder doesn't do exactly that but it does something which IMO is better -- it has column view so just clicking the folder will show *everything* inside (not just 2-3 items) without jumping into the folder.

    Besides this you can configure Finder to show all sizes of all folders in list view, as described in this article: http://dailymactips.com/display-the-size-of-all-your-folders-in-the-mac-finder-window/

    You can similarly have Finder show the number of items in a folder in icon view, plus additional type-specific info like length of a video file. The procedure is similar to the above article: in Finder icon view, right-click on a blank space and select "show view options", the select the "show item info" button. If you always want that click the "Use as defaults" button.
     

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