Zoom into Finder column previews

Nov 29, 2010 - 3 Comments

zoom in option click preview

Here’s a cool Finder tip, you can zoom into the Mac OS X Finder Column-View preview panes by option clicking on the preview. You then can use either a trackpad or scroll wheel to zoom in or move around on the image.

I love these little attentions to detail that Apple puts in Mac OS X, I hadn’t known about this one before. Hat tip to @Cabel on Twitter for the tip.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Pollock says:

    That’s cool for detail but I prefer just using Quick Look because the image size is larger and you can also pan in and out

  2. […] look! With this handy tip, zooming into the Finder column view previews is really, really easy. And oh-so-useful, […]

  3. […] Thanks to Pollock for pointing this out in the comments of a similar tip, which shows you how to zoom into Finder previews in column view. […]

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