When you open a folder in the Finder you should be able to scroll through your documents in the Finder with no problem; however, there may be an issue where when scrolling through your documents the scrolling behavior is jerky and choppy. This may be due to several reasons, including disk usage, and corruption in DS_Store files or caches, all which may interfere with the icon loading behavior of the Finder.… Read more
Because the Finder is the default interface for OS X many people may not realize it is actually a standalone application with its own settings. Instead, people may look for settings and options in the System Preferences, assuming the Finder is an integral part of the system.… Read more
A number of Snow Leopard users have been complaining of blurry and pixelated icons showing up in the Finder. A growing thread on the Apple discussion boards outlines this issue, where instead of the large and crisp icons that are so prominent in OS X, the system shows grainy and low-resolution versions of them, regardless of the icon size being used.… Read more
JOC Web Finder lets users search up to seven different search engines at once. Although we like this idea in theory, we feel the concept could have been better executed.
The program's interface is plain and somewhat dated-looking. Users can perform four types of searches: all words, any words, phrases, or Boolean. Users can set the program to eliminate duplicate results from multiple search engines. Users then enter the word or phrase they want to search for. The program returns a list of results, which users can sort by rank or search engine, or alphabetically by title or URL. … Read more
Depending on how you have your Mac set up, and what you have installed on it, you may see a number of files such as "$RECYCLE.BIN" and "Thumbs.db" appear in various folders. These files and folders are the Windows equivalent to the notorious .DS_Store files that OS X litters on Windows and Linux shares, and there are several reasons why you may be seeing them:… Read more
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is a basic program that allows users to find and delete duplicate files taking up valuable space on their hard drives. This is a helpful utility for users who find themselves with limited disk space and can't figure out why.
The program's interface is simple and extremely easy to use. Users simply select the folders they want to search in, set the matching criteria and file types, and click the Scan button. The program displays a list of duplicate files, allowing users to select and delete those that are not needed. That's really … Read more
A few people have noticed a problem in Snow Leopard where depending on the view being used, the Finder may not properly manage files on shared SMB resources. Specifically, when in column view in the Finder, while files and folders can be created and deleted, folders cannot be renamed. In some instances doing this leads to the Finder crashing and relaunching but for the most part folders just will not rename.… Read more