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Discussion in 'macOS' started by Glenn Wolsey, Jan 31, 2006.
What Finder view do you use? I currently use column.
I use icons because I think it looks neat. I'm trying to get into the habit of using Spotlight instead of Finder though. It's not working very well.
I just applied a new icon set and I'm thinking of using folder view now because they are so awesome.
I keep thinking to myself "I need to use Spotlight more", but I love organizing files into neat folder stacks. Aargh. Lol.
I use icons for this same reason. However if I'm browsing photos I use columns because the preview of the photo is better.
Columns for most and icons for some (photographs mainly)
mainly columns. i see more files this way.
there is one thing i am still trying to teach myself. pressing 'command + space bar' would activate spotlight. and i would just type in the word and voilá.
Column view. I can navigate much quicker that way.
i use collums for now, i like to use icons for my folders on desktop. the only problem i'm annoyed at icon mode is, that the arrangement management is sloppy. i will like it more if it autoarranges the type, name, and etc and have it neatly in order.
I prefer List view cuz i love the feature of looking at what's inside the folder without going through a new window or moving away from the main folder (as in column view).
Icon View. I use 96x96 icons, too. I think that looks really cool.
I use them all. I generally use Icons for Applications and situations like that where I recognize files first by their Icon than by their name. I use list when I'm dragging and dropping files because I can see more folders that way and it doesn't move back and forth like column view, which I use for browsing pictures and when I'm searching through folders for something that I'd know if I saw it but can't think of what it is, or if I'm just trying to quickly see what's where.
Well, I'm back to the folder view permanently with my new icon set. It looks really cool
List. Always list. For 16 years, always list.
For me, the problem is that the results from spotlight are hard to use.
Some sections have the option of displaying in list or icons view, but crucially documents, folders, movies and music sections don't have that option.
Then there is the fact that both list and icons view in spotlight isn't as pretty as the finder equivalents.
Then there is the fact that there isn't an icon to show the object in its enclosing folder (okay, you can get to it via a contextual menu option).
I think tabs to select only the type of object you want would be helpful too (kinda like the way the iTunes music store search works).
Icons. Through and through.
Columns all the way
I prefer columns - just seems easier to navigate back and forth that way. In fact, that was one of the most appealing features of OS X when it first came out.
i mainly use icons. although i do occasionally use columns.
i too need to get in the habit of using spotlight more. i'm used to dashboard, but thats because i'm used to expose too. (i love me hot corners)
Most of my folders are in List View, as I like being able to arrange the list by name or date one the fly. I only use column view for a few special folders, like Music.
Same here, except for only 11 years.
And I use Spotlight quite a lot to search document archives. I seldom have problems with Spotlight, although I wish I could (or knew how to ...) switch quickly - i.e. a button - from the Spotlight view to a Finder column view for a given document.
As someone who enjoys replacing the default icons with nice shiny new ones, I always use the icon view unless I need some specific information for example, if I'm logging file times at work, in which case I'll switch to list view.
But when I'm done, it's back to icon view for me.
Icons, but sometimes columns if I'm jumping around folders and subfolders a lot.
I rarely go into my applications folder. If an app I want to launch isn't in my dock, I just hit Command+Space, and it's found quicker than trying to trawl through 70-odd apps until I get the right one.
I find Spotlight is also great for searching for an old e-mail, and I haven't yet bothered to start Mail up.
Why do make a thread with this question, just 2 days after the same question appeared in another of your many threads?
As noted above, this seems to be a repost.