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Set Per-Folder Views in the Finder

Tired of navigating to a particular folder and having to switch to List View every time? With Finder in Leopard, you can set viewing preference for each individual folder. Just navigate to it, and set the view the way you want (Column, List, Icon, or Cover Flow). Then choose View > Show View Options (Command-J) and in the window that appears, select the Always Open In... checkbox.

 
 

Zoom Animation

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When the Finder opens or closes an item, it shows an animation effect usually called the "ZoomRect" (zooming rectangles describes it pretty well, so that's what those innovative programmers called the procedure). When you open or close a lot of items, especially on a slow Mac, this effect is suddenly renamed "damnSlowZoomRect". Here's how to remove the effect:

  1. Open a copy of the Finder with ResEdit 2.1.1
  2. Open the Code resource
  3. Open Code ID 4 (Yup, you need to decompress it)
  4. Find hex 4E56 FFE0 48E7 1F38
  5. Select these bytes
  6. Replace with 205F 700A DEC0 4ED0
  7. Save the copy of the Finder and close ResEdit.

 

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