Mavericks finder problem

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by scottsan, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. scottsan macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    all of sudden, all finder windows on my iMac show the details in grey.
    I have attached a screen shot.

    Any notions as to why and how to remedy this?

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Have you tried relaunching Finder or restarting your computer?
  3. scottsan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    yes I have, but no change.

    despite the details appearing in grey I have full access to all folders and files.
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I found this rather annoying myself. It makes the columns hard to read. It seems someone thought the name of a file is much more important than the other info. I find the gray harder to discern at a glance, especially alongside black - which is the whole idea behind making inactive or disabled GUI objects dimmed/gray.

    I took the time to submit feedback at (for OS X) and suggest others do the same. I've gotten used to it, to a certain extent, but still think it was a mistake in design.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    There is nothing wrong with your Mac. That grey is how Finder columns are shown by default in Mavericks. I am not aware of a way to change it.
  6. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    This makes yet another reason not to upgrade to Mavericks for me.
  7. robgendreau macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2008
    There aren't many ways to customize the Finder. And it has lagged for years (decades?).

    I'd suggest using an alternative: Path Finder, XtraFinder, etc. Far more customizable, finds better, gives more info, easier to use, etc etc. And it has full black text in the list view for your viewing pleasure.

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