the lion is on drugs?!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by logikism, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. logikism macrumors newbie


    Aug 8, 2011
    Boston, MA, USA
    let me (29) say ive been using windows since 3.1 (9)
    i went to mac a year ago and havent even turned on my pc since!
    i good with the computer hardware and software.
    just to give an idea of what i may know

    Heres whats happened..

    fresh install of lion from a disk not on top of leopard
    normal use...itunes, firefox, ilife '11

    1. my battery options reset back to default
    (i had set it to show the time left)

    2. i turn on my macbook pro 13 mid 2009 on after work today and the finder has no sidebar!

    Pretty much what im asking is how do i get my sidebar & and the top one with the view buttons & search back in the finder window?
  2. poolish macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2007
    south coast, uk
    To get the Toolbar back, go to View > Show Toolbar, and if the sidebar doesnt come back at the same time, choose View > Show Sidebar.
  3. logikism thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 8, 2011
    Boston, MA, USA
    worked great!!! i felt kinda dumb not thinking of even looking up there!
  4. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    Your side bar is missing? My whole screen was black for days until I finally hit the C with a - through it. What kind of ridiculous hoops does apple expect me to jump through just to use their new OS.. I'm going back to SL
  5. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    Browse through the Internet. There are already a number of helpful hints out there that restore useful features not activated in Lion by default. It's pretty obvious is Lion is intended for dumbed-down tablet, almost table-sized MBA and new user easy notebook use.

    Fortunately much of Snow Leopard's features for adult users working on full-sized monitors can be restored. My MBP installation of Lion feels pretty good with the following changes;

    The user library is now visible. Lunchpad and Mission Control disappeared from the Dock. The Finder sidebar has been restored as much as is currently possible.

    Additionally I no longer gag when using iCal and Address Book because they've been reskinned in aluminum. I've disabled many of the animations such as when new windows are opened. Mail has been set to the classic layout so it looks like Mail on a laptop rather than on a tablet.

    The results are I have Lion installation with FileVault 2 protection, windows that can be resized from any side or corner (Like Windows!) and most Snow Leopard features operational. I do however miss Spaces.
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I have no idea what that means, actually, but I think your experience is the exception rather than the rule.
  7. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    I wish my Lion system was on drugs: it could use some amphetamine to make it faster...and maybe some LSD to make it less authoritarian and some antibiotics to get rid of the bugs. ;)
  8. tfalves macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2011
    He's just being sarcastic! Look at the icon of the power button... a C with a - through it... clever ;)

    He meant he had to turn the computer on to get rid of the black screen... well duh?! :)
  9. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    Haha, nice one :)
  10. fortheloveofmac macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2011
    Stop "customizing" your computers and making the all powerful Apple angry.
  11. pbrooks macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2008
    Clever :)
  12. AdvoSteven macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2011
    Forgive the simpleness of my question as I am brand new to Mac but I followed these instructions and still no Sidebar. I don't have a Show Sidebar tab under view and the Toolbar function did not restore it. Any help would be appreciated.
  13. 50548 Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    Open any window on Finder, check if it doesn't have a sidebar and then go to View>Show Sidebar...

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