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Finder Window Resize in Mountain Lion

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  • LookToWindward Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to JohnHaeny)

    I still wish Apple would admit their error and put the desktop back where it was in Snow Leopard!!  As said, it worked well for 20 years so why fix what is not broken????


    Me too! And to try to maybe answer your question why fix something that is not broken? Well, because there is a new wave of engeering at Apple, they have gone crazy and think everything should look and feel like an iPad or iPhone, never mind that I paid $5000+ for my Mac Pro plus the cost of the associated hardware. Kind of an expensive iPad!


    This is not the only "feature" in Mountain Lion, worse than this is the fact and it no longer supports (or at least it doesn't work with) multiple montors when the displays are rotated or that the Apple RAID software stopped working and forced me to restore all my data which meant I was down for a good day and a half as well as having to buy a 3rd party solution to something that had worked fine for 20+ years!!!!! (Thank you SoftRAID!).


    I have nick-named Mountain Lion, Alley Cat, since it smells like one and belongs in a dark alley not inside my Mac Pro! This is by far the worst Mac OS "update" ever and I've been using Mac's since the days of the Quadra 950 and Mac System 7. The team at Apple responsible for this mess is obviosuly not up to the job. Building Software for iPad's is NOT the same as building Software for the Mac.


    I'm looking into the Script to now and will keep you posted!






  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,860 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to JohnHaeny)

    Apple doesn't read these threads so you need to send them feedback:


  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,860 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:52 AM (in response to JohnHaeny)

    Apple won't answer you unless they need to for technical reasons.

  • fogr4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 30, 2013 8:08 PM (in response to JohnHaeny)

    It's been a while, but if you still care ...


    If you create a script like this:


    tell application "Finder"


              set toolbar visible of the front Finder window to true

              set toolbar visible of the front Finder window to false

              set bounds of the front Finder window to {1750, 44 + 300, 1920, 44 + 600}

    end tell


    then you can use it to shrink whatever the front finder window is.


    Under the AppleScript Editor Preferences, make sure that "Show Script in menu bar" is checked, then go to the Script Icon in the menu bar and open the User Scripts folder. Save the above script into that folder.


    The script you just created will now be listed on the bottom of the Script Icon in the menu bar.


    Open a finder window, pull down the script menu and click on your script. The finder window will shrink to the location specified.


    Off course, as soon as you touch the window to try to change its size, it will grow to the minimum size allowed. But it's interesting that the minimum allowed will now be a little narrower that it was before the script was run.


    It might be useful to create a few scripts with 'standard' small sizes. i.e. square, short, long ...

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