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stevearm

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This was a feature I adored in Leopard and Snow Leopard, could someone please tell me if this is possible in Lion, as it doesn't look like it at first glance? :(
 

stevearm

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I don't suppose a fix for this is likely? A terminal command or third party app to help re-enable?

It's my biggest issue with Lion, an awful, pointless regression.
 

tkermit

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Feb 20, 2004
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Hard to tell. Apple seems to have deliberately removed this option. With a bit of luck, they didn't actually take the underlying code out, and the functionality is really just a terminal command away. I wouldn't count on it though.
 

rwd hero

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Aug 6, 2008
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There are a few other things in this update that make me scratch my head as well as this. Why would they stop you from making icons larger in finder? How are you suppose to organize photos if the thumbnail they assign to it is only 1mm big?
 

JTToft

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Apr 27, 2010
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There are a few other things in this update that make me scratch my head as well as this. Why would they stop you from making icons larger in finder? How are you suppose to organize photos if the thumbnail they assign to it is only 1mm big?

- Well, you can still make the icons larger. You just can't do it with a pinch gesture.
I agree that it is a weird decision to remove this functionality.
 

brand350cid

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Jul 27, 2011
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regarding pinch/enlarge Finder icons

I liked that feature as well, it seems the pinch gesture is gone as well as the slider bar on bottom right of Finder window that enlarged/shrank icons. The option is still available in Finder/View/Show View Options (command j).
 

Fraaaa

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Mar 22, 2010
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- Well, you can still make the icons larger. You just can't do it with a pinch gesture.
I agree that it is a weird decision to remove this functionality.

I sent a feedback to Apple that this "feature" was driving me nut, as unintentional gesture kept resizing my icons on the desktop which I wanted to keep at one fixed size.

I actually don't undestand the opposite - why do you need to keep resizing icons in finder. But whatever is your reason, I am glad that they listen to me, among others on this.
 

stevearm

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I sent a feedback to Apple that this "feature" was driving me nut, as unintentional gesture kept resizing my icons on the desktop which I wanted to keep at one fixed size.

I actually don't undestand the opposite - why do you need to keep resizing icons in finder. But whatever is your reason, I am glad that they listen to me, among others on this.

Well isn't that lovely for you.

Why would you be using two fingers in the desktop anyway?

As a photographer, I like to be able to put an SD card in, and quickly increase the size of the images in the Finder before picking the ones I want.

Either that or I like to have various folders on my computer at different thumbnail sizes and much rather have a quick and easy way ot increading/decreasing.
 

Yumunum

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Apr 24, 2011
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I sent a feedback to Apple that this "feature" was driving me nut, as unintentional gesture kept resizing my icons on the desktop which I wanted to keep at one fixed size.

I actually don't undestand the opposite - why do you need to keep resizing icons in finder. But whatever is your reason, I am glad that they listen to me, among others on this.

So, it was you... *pitchforks*

Haha, well I understand differing opinions. But there should've just been a checkbox under Finder to allow/disallow it :S
 

MartiNZ

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Apr 10, 2008
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I sent a feedback to Apple that this "feature" was driving me nut, as unintentional gesture kept resizing my icons on the desktop which I wanted to keep at one fixed size.

I actually don't undestand the opposite - why do you need to keep resizing icons in finder. But whatever is your reason, I am glad that they listen to me, among others on this.

Couldn't agree more - pretty sure it was widespread unintended zooming that prompted them to remove this. I saw a lot of people having this issue in SL - not the sorts of people that would know about leaving feedback mind, but people nonetheless :).

Pretty sure this is a greater good thing, and as for having the option, that would be very un-apple :eek:! But for those in this thread, sorry for your loss.
 

rorschach

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Jul 27, 2003
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I sent a feedback to Apple that this "feature" was driving me nut, as unintentional gesture kept resizing my icons on the desktop which I wanted to keep at one fixed size.

I actually don't undestand the opposite - why do you need to keep resizing icons in finder. But whatever is your reason, I am glad that they listen to me, among others on this.
Couldn't agree more - pretty sure it was widespread unintended zooming that prompted them to remove this. I saw a lot of people having this issue in SL - not the sorts of people that would know about leaving feedback mind, but people nonetheless :).

Pretty sure this is a greater good thing, and as for having the option, that would be very un-apple :eek:! But for those in this thread, sorry for your loss.



It was an option. You could have just turned it off if it bothered you that much.

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I for one used it all the time with folders of photos. It was easy just to do a pinch to quickly see previews of a bunch of photos. CoverFlow shows only a few at a time and QuickLook shows only one at a time.

Maybe some people have "better" ways…but like I said, it was an option.
 

redgilda

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May 22, 2010
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The slider is still there on my finder windows...
thanks for that comment.. I, too, was missing that option like crazy and to have someone confirm that they still actually have the slider on Lion meant that there must be a way! and there is!

Finder / View / Show Status Bar

so there, thanks :)
 
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