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Mary Frost Calculating status...
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Apr 22, 2013 8:45 AM

When I search using the Find Command (Command/F), I can't always expand the name field to read the entire name.

 

Sometimes I can place the mouse at the right edge of the Name column and I get a double arrow which allows me to expand the field and read the entire filenames.  Sometimes, for no reason I understand, I don't get the double arrow and can't expand the Name column.

 

Any ideas why this happens?

 

Mary Lou

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 10:55 AM (in response to Mary Frost)

    Hi Mary,

     

    What happens if you expand that column first?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to Mary Frost)

    Hmmmm, might try this...

     

    First, Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup), use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, test if things work OK in Safe Mode.

     

    Then move these files to the Desktop for now...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist

     

    Reboot & test.

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.

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