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Show Me the Way: navigating essentials > GET INFO'S SECRET SECOND PERSONALITY

GET INFO'S SECRET SECOND PERSONALITY

While Command-I brings up the regular Info dialog, pressing Command-Option-I brings up a second version with a special hidden feature (you'll know it's the second version because its corners are squared, rather than rounded, and there's no Minimize or Zoom button). This second version stays live when you click on different files—giving you their file info as well (the regular version just deselects when you click on a different file, so you have to press Command-I all over again to get info on that file). This is great for quickly comparing things like file sizes or modified dates, because you can just click from file to file, and the file info is instantly displayed. You can also Command-click multiple files to select them and press Command-I to see separate Info dialogs side-by-side (but if you select more than 10 files, you'll just get the standard Multiple Item Info dialog). Another nice speed benefit of both dialogs is that when you use either keyboard shortcut to open Info, you can use that same shortcut to close it instead of clicking on the red Close button.


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