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  1. #1

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Finder - show file names like windows (not beginning and end of the name)
    Hello everyone!

    I have bought my first macbook pro, and so far I'm really enjoying it. The OS X is far superior to any linux or windows that I have used.

    The only thing bothering me is Finder. The way it displays file names are somewhat annoying, for example, say the name of the file is "uninstall adobe photoshop CS5". It will display "uninstall ado...p cs5". I don't know what that is, but if it were like windows or linux, it would display "uninstall adobe phot..." which is a lot easier to understand.

    Is there some way to make finder display files like that?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Make the window (or column) wider so the name is unabridged.

    (in other words, I don't think there's an easy way to change the Mac's abridging behaviour, sorry.)

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    Jan 10, 2012
    Highland, Indiana - U.S.A.
    Late-2013 27'' iMac, 3.4GHz Quad-Core i5, NVIDIA GTX 775M 2 GB GDDR5 Mem, 8 GB Mem, Yosemite 10.10.4
    Yep. Depending on you you have things sorted, either widen the column or window.

    Before Widening Window:

    After Widening Window:

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