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Karl Pfeiffer (.at) Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)
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Aug 16, 2011 1:11 AM

Lion has no Sidebar for removeable disks? Is this a security issue, due to hide it from beginners? How to show it (Command Option S does not work, too)

 

Any help would be great,

 

Thanks,

~Karl

  • Colin Robinson Level 6 Level 6 (8,290 points)
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    Aug 16, 2011 11:12 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    Devices are now listed at the bottom - do you just need to scroll down?

    Screen Shot 2011-08-16 at 19.11.01.png

    Regards,

    Colin R.

  • sdevan Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)
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    Aug 16, 2011 5:19 PM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    On my machine, the Finder view menu shows either view or hide sidebar depending on the visibility of the sidebar.  Have you rebuilt the Finder's plist?

     

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  • Colin Robinson Level 6 Level 6 (8,290 points)
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    Aug 17, 2011 3:45 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    I understand what you mean now

     

    Here is a download from Crucial.com (It is an app to determine what memory sticks I can buy for my iMac.).

    Screen Shot 2011-08-17 at 11.35.37.png

    You have to either run the app from the .dmg or drag it to the Applications folder but without the button you need to open another window to find the Applications folder.

     

    It's the same with the Firefox download, but that manufacturer has at least put the shortcut to Applications in the window to make installing easier:

    Screen Shot 2011-08-17 at 11.38.34.png

    Even the Recovery Disk Assistant from Apple is the same:

    Screen Shot 2011-08-17 at 11.40.53.png

    So it must be Lion if you can't even do it on the Recovery Disk Assistant. On this one you double click the icon to launch, for Firefox you drag to the app folder, and the Crucial app is the worst design because you need to open another window to put it in the App folder (but you can run it from the dmg because it only opens a Safari window).

  • sdevan Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)
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    Aug 17, 2011 3:55 AM (in response to Colin Robinson)

    Ok, got it too.  Interesting, I never even tried to do that in SL, so I didn't miss it.  My usual workflow was to drag the app to the desktop if it was not designed like the Firefox installer.  Easiest workaround is a command N from the Finder to open a new window, I guess.

  • Seph Calculating status...
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    Aug 17, 2011 12:05 PM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    In Lion, you have to first show the toolbar, then show the sidebar. Snow Leopard would show the sidebar by default when you chose to show the toolbar.

     

    Unfortunately there's a bug in this particular situation which causes the sidebar to not actually appear the first time you choose "Show Sidebar". You have to hide it again, then show it again, or close and re-open the window.

     

    If you want to use keyboard shortcuts, then you can do the following: While keeping Command + Option pressed, press T S S S

     

    I was hoping 10.7.1 would fix this, but it did not.

  • sdevan Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)
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    Aug 17, 2011 4:07 PM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    and the same to you Karl

  • zit Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 5:24 AM (in response to Seph)

    This is still a problem in Mountain Lion.  You can have a Toolbar without a Sidebar, but you can't have a Sidebar without a Toolbar.  Very strange. Why would they grey out "Show Sidebar" when the Toolbar is not shown?  What is the great benefit that justifies millions of hours  wasted in figuring out how to show the sidebar.

  • Paul Hillman Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to zit)

    zit,

    In Mountain Lion, do you still have show sidebar three times like Seph says above?

  • zit Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Aug 30, 2012 12:20 AM (in response to Paul Hillman)

    Hi Paul ... No. Once is now enough.

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