The size of a file

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  1. nyxgr macrumors newbie

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    Hello! This is my first post...
    Does anybody know if, somehow, I can see the size of a file by passing on my cursor on a mac like on windows?
    :confused:
     
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    not passing the cursor over, right click on the file and hit get info and that will tell you ;)
     
  3. nyxgr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Size of a file 2

    I just search for something easier.
    (This is one of the 2-3 good things on Windows)
    Thanks, anyway...:)
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    If you use list or column view in Finder you'll be able to get this info easily. I've never understood why so many people use the icon view.
     
  5. nyxgr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The size of a file 3

    Still many movements.
    Thanks.:)
     
  6. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Click the file, then press Command I or the Space Bar. In some circumstances, the Space Bar will not work appropriately. If you hit these keys fast enough, it will be quicker than hovering over the file.
     
  7. nyxgr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, thank you!
    I forgot Quick Look!!!
    Many many thanks...:D
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    QuickLook shows you the size of a file? Not here! (OS 10.5.8)
     
  9. Aniday macrumors regular

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    It will if it's a non-media file like a folder or a document. Media just plays in Quicklook.
     
  10. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    It sure does:
     

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  11. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    QuickLook did not show me the size for a Word or Excel file.
     
  12. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Aniday spoke incorrectly. Documents, Media files, Photos, will not show the size but will show a preview of the file.
     
  13. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Hold down the option key and open the Finder menu, then select Show Inspector. Alternatively, you can just press command+option+I. It does the same thing as command+I, but the inspector updates as you select files and will give you info on multiple files if selected at once.
     
  14. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That strikes me as an odd response. A single click, which is all it takes to switch to List or Column View is "too many movements"? And, if Always show in List/Column View is checked, exactly zero steps are required in the future.

    That said, I use Icon View exclusively. why? because I like it.
     
  15. nyxgr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Come on, not big deal. I'm trying to find the most EASY.
    Maybe some software can do it. I like to search... :apple:
     
  16. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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  17. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Discussing it in a long forum thread is apparently pretty easy though. :confused:
     
  18. nyxgr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's one click, but the eyes have to travel miles, to the (usually) other
    side of my 27'' display...
    Peace! :)
     
  19. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You must have excellent vision if you've spent a lifetime not using your eyes much. ;)
     

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