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Changing viewing area

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ridgwaymountaineer Calculating status...
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Jan 17, 2013 8:39 PM

How do you "shrink" the width of the inspector window?  The arrow that appears will only widen the inspector area.  I would like to adjust the width of inspector therefore widening the viewing area.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 8:52 PM (in response to ridgwaymountaineer)

    There is a minimum.  If you can't make it any narrower, but you can make it wider, you are at the minimum.


    You can toggle the Inspector itself on/off with "i".

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:41 AM (in response to ridgwaymountaineer)
    and now I can't get it back to the narrower size


    Does it keep the larger size, even after quitting and relaunching Aperture?


    Then your Aperture Preferences file may be corrupted.

    I'd suggest to remove the Preferences file


    from your User Library to the Desktop. 

    • Quit Aperture and log off and on again before removing this file.
    • Then try, if now your Inspector panel has the correct size, when you relaunch Aperture.

    If it does not fix the problem put the preferences back. For after removing the preferences, you will have toreset all settings from the "Preferences" panel.


    Your user ibrary is hidden in MaxOS X 10.7 or later.

    To unhide it, use the Finder's "Go" menu.

    • Click somewhere on your empty Desktop to bring the Finder forward, then click "Go" in the Finder's main menu bar.
    • Then hold down the options key ⌥ until "library" appears in the drop down menu. Click "Library" to open.




  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,195 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to ridgwaymountaineer)

    Unfortunately, you can't.


    You may wish to experiement with full screen mode, which when you view the inspector you can shrink it (vertically at least), and it's undocked so you get the full screen for your photo.


    A cool tip when using the inspector in full screen mode: If you hold shift while making adjustments, the whole panel goes invisible except for the slider you're moving.


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