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Right Size Columns in OS X’s Finder

on Feb 12, 11 • by • with 3 Comments

When using column view in Finder some names of files are longer than the given space.  An easy way to view the full name is to right size the column.  When you right click on the column handle you are given 3 options. Right Size This Column – This option makes the most recent column [&hellip...

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When using column view in Finder some names of files are longer than the given space.  An easy way to view the full name is to right size the column.  When you right click on the column handle you are given 3 options.

  • Right Size This Column – This option makes the most recent column the width of the longest name in the column.
  • Right Size All Columns Individually –  This option makes each individual column the size of the longest name in the column.
  • Right Size All Columns Equally – This option makes each column the widest length on each column.

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3 comments
JT Ray
JT Ray

If you hold the Option Key and drag your column to the size you want it, then once you restart it will remain in place. I find that I don't want that every time so the options to right size each time work better for me. Thanks for the response and I hope this helps.

Keith
Keith

This is great. But is there a way to make this default behavior? In other words, is there a way to make every column adjust individually automatically as it's opened, without having to resort to the handle?

Esa Juhani Ruoho
Esa Juhani Ruoho

you are a gem. it works. was doing my face in completely..

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