Archive for September 23rd, 2015

by Tom Nelson

The Finder has a lot of interesting tricks designed to make you more productive. Some of these tricks, such as one described here (zooming into an image preview), are specific to certain Finder views, as well as the pointing hardware you’re using.


Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

Finder Column Display

When you have the Finder view set to column display, the last column in a Finder window displays a preview of a selected file. When that file is an image file, you will see a thumbnail of the image.

Text files show up as thumbnails of the actual text document, complete with the ability to scroll through the text. PDFs also show up as a thumbnail, complete with arrow keys to turn to a different page in the PDF.

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