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OS 10.5 - expanding columns automatically


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have you ever highilghted a file that has a name longer than the actual width of the column? I konw i can extend the column by grabbing the bottom corner, and dragging the column outward...but, is there a way to just have columns automatically expand to the width of the file with the longest name?

i would love that.
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Double click the handle to fit the single column to the largest file name.

Option+Double click on the column handle to fit all the columns to their respective largest file names.
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yeah, that's close...i was hoping for something a bit more "automatic"....like, as i arrow down the files the column would respect that width of my file names.....what can i say, i am lazy and don't want to have to mouse down everytime i want to autofit columns..

but not to discount your help...so thanks
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Double click the handle to fit the single column to the largest file name.
What's a column handle (can you post a screenshot). I've tried t doble click everywhere, so I must be missing somenthing painfully obvious
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Thanks. I always use list view, so never notced that ...
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