what are "relative dates"?

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

  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

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    Oct 7, 2007
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    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.

    thanks!
    Mark
     
  2. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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    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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