Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2011 6:16 PM (in response to mimzoe)
Well your the first I've seen ask a question and answer it themselves in their first post.
Now I had a nice answer all typed out and you beat me to it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2011 6:31 PM (in response to ds store)
Now if you could only tell me how to get desktop icons to show their whole titles as they used to in 10.4.11. I've got lots of aliases that are very similar and it's virtually impossible for me to know now which are which except I know in what position they are on the desktop.
The annoyance is on top of the weariness I'm feeling because my HD crash yesterday, necessitating a reformatting and reinstallation of programs, preferences and data. I'm a compulsive backer-upper, so I didn't lose much. But I'm dealing with that arduous task on top of learning a new OS and a new Firefox.
But that's more infomation than you needed to know.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2011 10:27 PM (in response to mimzoe)
Now if you could only tell me how to get desktop icons to show their whole titles as they used to in 10.4.11.
Click on a bare patch of desktop to make it active, then press Command-J to open View Options for the Desktop. Set "Sort by" to Snap to Grid. Then use the grid spacing slider to open up the spacing (slide to right). Once the icons have been spaced far enough apart, there's room for the full-length name (title) to be shown.
Caution - if you have stuff near the left edge of the screen, move it to the right so it doesn't get pushed off of the screen as you widen the grid spacing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2011 5:11 AM (in response to Don Archibald)
Thank you very much, Don. I also made the icons smaller so more can fit on the desktop as needed. I appreciate your help.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to Don Archibald)
Do you really need to click on a bare patch of the desktop to make it active? I think just anywhere on the desktop. View options is also available under the view menu. But I came to this thread for the first post, and Don's further answer also helped.
Is this the same Hill Country JJW's CD is about?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to Paul Hillman)
Yes, you can click anywhere on the desktop. However, clicking on a bare spot prevents selecting an item (which in some cases, though no this one, can cause results other than what is wanted).
Not familiar with JJW's CD. There is only one Hill Country in Texas, although it is a fairly large area.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to Don Archibald)
Kind of off subject here, but Jerry Jeff Walker's CD, Hill Country Rain, is on iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 10:22 PM (in response to Paul Hillman)
Ah - okay.
Haven't seen that, but then I don't use the iTunes store. Not sure why, except perhaps the luddite in me wants hard copies of things when possible.