Pinch to enlarge/shrink icons in Finder... not possible anymore?

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  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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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? :(
     
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  4. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    You may want to leave feedback with Apple, if it's important to you.
     
  5. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, believe me I will! :mad:

    Is it likely a terminal command or some third party software might re-enable pinch to zoom in Finder?
     
  6. rwd hero macrumors 6502

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    I noticed you cant pinch to make photos larger in finder either. That's all I use for my photos, and now it's useless. I can't tell which photo is which.
     
  7. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  8. tkermit macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  9. rwd hero macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  10. JTToft macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  11. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Coverflow option with finder will help you out here for now. Just shrink the contents below while in full screen window, and your previews will be rather large.
     
  12. brand350cid macrumors newbie

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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).
     
  13. declandio macrumors 6502

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    The slider is still there on my finder windows...
     
  14. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've gone back to Snow Leopard now, this is in the top 3 reasons why.
     
  15. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  16. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  17. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    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
     
  18. MartiNZ macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  19. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  20. redgilda macrumors newbie

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    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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