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1. Folders and Windows > The Three Window Views

The Three Window Views

You can view the files and folders in a desktop window in any of three ways: as icons; as a single, tidy list; or in a series of neat columns. Figure 1-12 shows the three different views.

Every window remembers its view settings independently. You might prefer to look over your Applications folder in list view (because it’s crammed with files and folders), but you may prefer to view the less populated Users folder in icon view, where the larger icons are easier to double-click.

Position your mouse inside a Finder list-view window. You can scroll up and down by pressing and Option as you drag. As you drag, the cursor changes shape, becoming a white-gloved butler’s hand. Where can you get that kind of service these days?(This trick used to work in icon views, too; it let you scroll diagonally, which was even more useful. Ah, well... Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away.)

Figure 1-11. Position your mouse inside a Finder list-view window. You can scroll up and down by pressing and Option as you drag. As you drag, the cursor changes shape, becoming a white-gloved butler’s hand. Where can you get that kind of service these days? (This trick used to work in icon views, too; it let you scroll diagonally, which was even more useful. Ah, well... Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away.)


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