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#24134 - 11/10/12 02:03 PM Finder annoyances
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Since I'm in the process of clearing a bunch of 'dust bunnies' from my system, here are a couple more that have me stumped. They are Finder anomalies I've been seeing for the longest time. Perhaps someone recognizes them, and—who knows—has a fix. tongue

1. When in List view, any folder window with a vertical scroll bar occasionally will scroll suddenly to another part of the list when a subfolder's disclosure triangle is toggled open.

2. When in List view, changing the label of a number of Command-selected items in the list will frequently leave a single item unchanged.

This is seen on a G5 iMac (iSight) running Mac OS X 10.5.8. AFAIR, these anomalies have occurred since I purchased the iMac, which was running Tiger at the time.
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#24135 - 11/10/12 03:51 PM Re: Finder annoyances [Re: alternaut]
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1. When in List view, any folder window with a vertical scroll bar occasionally will scroll suddenly to another part of the list when a subfolder's disclosure triangle is toggled open.
Take a look at Finder>Preferences>General and uncheck Spring-loaded Folders if it's already checked.
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#24136 - 11/10/12 05:21 PM Re: Finder annoyances [Re: jchuzi]
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Thanks for the suggestion, Jon. I did uncheck that option, and will keep an eye on things to see if that helps. laugh
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#24137 - 11/11/12 08:42 AM Re: Finder annoyances [Re: alternaut]
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Well, this may be one of those things where the fix may be worse than the ailment. I'm finding once again that you best realize what you has once it's gone. So it is with springloaded folders. At least the Space bar access is still active. And although it's (too) early to say, I haven't yet seen the scroll jumps. laugh
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#24138 - 11/11/12 09:27 AM Re: Finder annoyances [Re: alternaut]
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If you want the spring-loaded feature back, try playing with the delay setting in its preference pane. That may let you have your cake and eat it too.
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#24139 - 11/11/12 10:56 AM Re: Finder annoyances [Re: jchuzi]
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Thanks, I was wondering about that. Anyway, I'll leave the feature off for the moment, because I want to see if that scroll jump reappears with that setting. Since a space bar tap opens the folder the cursor hovers over that will do for now.
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#24287 - 11/26/12 08:30 AM Re: Finder annoyances [Re: alternaut]
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Well, I just had another scroll jump. That would suggest that the springloaded folder (= off) setting isn't necessarily involved in this phenomenon, at least not exclusively. It's been rare lately (over 2 weeks without now), making it hard to look into.

Oh well, back to my blind, I guess...
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