what are "relative dates"?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by g-boac, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
    I noticed an option when pressing Open Apple-J in a Finder window: "use relative dates". What are "relative dates"?

    Also, is there any reason I would not want the "calculate all sizes" box checked? I saw that when I checked it, Finder calculates folder sizes for me. Is there a drawback - such as significantly slowed computing performance?? I have a 2.2 GHz BlackBook, and really haven't encountered any slowdown or performance issues thus far.

  2. beg_ne macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2003
    Relative Dates means it will say something like "Today" or "Yesterday" instead of the absolute date like "September 9, 2009".

    I've never noticed any impact from the calculate all sizes, I guess there could be some impact if you have a bunch of directories with a lot of files it has to calculate. In theory.

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