Expand or Shrink All Details in Get Info Windows with an Option Click

Dec 26, 2011 - 5 Comments

Get Info

If you want quickly expand (or minimize) all of the detail sections within a Get Info window, just Option-click a single arrow. Instead of only expanding (or shrinking) that subheader section, all detailed sections will expand or shrink concurrently.

This may be an addition to OS X Lion only, at the least I didn’t know about it before Lion existed.

Update: Apparently it works in Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier as well, thanks to those who pointed this out in the comments.

Update 2: For those unfamiliar with “Get Info” windows, select any item in the Finder and hit Command+i or choose “Get Info” from the file menu. The resulting menu gives you details on the file or application, the ability to change permissions, file type, and more.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. RAS says:

    it works as far back as Leopard (10.5) for sure, and possibly further, although I’m unsure of that

  2. jyhem says:

    yep, works fine also on snow leopard !

  3. Chris says:

    OK …. it doesn’t work on 10.4, so it’s 10.5 later.

  4. tania says:

    and there’s also the command + option + i

  5. 71lexxie says:

    This works in Snow Leopard also……

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