2786 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2010 12:51 PM by Anthony Vamvakitis1
you need to be much clearer when creating posts, please.
do you mean the search function of the finder? the spotlight icon in the top right? what is "this version"? The current OS X version 10.6.5? compared to which version? 10.6.4?
If you mean the finder search, than that is strange, I can sort by file size without any problems by right-clicking in the results window and selecting arrange by -> size. is this grayed out for you?
The ability to sort by size went away in Leopard, evidently Apple intended to add it back in Snow Leopard, but it is buggy, and thus it was not enabled. You can turn it on yourself with the instructions here:
You might want to take a look at the article I wrote on Spotlight for Leopard:
Snow Leopard is basically the same. I have included a few parenthetical remarks about differences.
Thank you, Francine. I appreciate the response and the links, although I find it shocking that this is a part of Apple's new reality. As an editor, I'm constantly using the size column to weed out large files that I've got stored all over the drive. To not be able to include this in a functional way should be embarrassing for them!
I enjoyed your article, too. You covered it all very well there. I will try the hack...after I have finished my current project!