How To Enable Show Item Info In Finder On A Mac
This is the third part of how to set up the Finder on a Mac.
I read this great tip in an article and figured I prefer to learn visually so I made a video.
It shows you how to set up the Show Item Info feature in your Finder ( this is for Mac users).
It’s a little piece of information that lets you know a little more about that folder or file you are looking at on your desktop or screen.
There’s a process for getting it going and the video shows you how to do it.
As you usual, there is a transcript of the video that follows so if you like reading you are covered.
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Hey, Claude Pelanne here, Affiliate Starting Line, welcome. This is going to be a video about the Finder. It’s part three in the series, and it’s to show you how to use the Show Item Info feature.
So what am I talking about? Well, to get into the Finder, you know how to do that. You come down to your dock here. You click the Finder icon, or you come over here up to the menu and you open up a new Finder window.
So what am I talking about? Well, first thing, under my View options, I’ve got the icon selected. I’m showing items as icons. That’s the only way this Show Item Info will apply. You don’t want to pick any one of the other three options.
What next I will do is I’ll come down here to Show View Options or Command J. I get this sidebar that allows me to customize my Finder window, and I see Show Item Info. I’m going to click that. When I do, I’m going to see some added information in light blue appear underneath my folders and files. In images, it tells me the size of the image. It doesn’t apply to PDFs. It tells me the length of my MP3s, the length of my movies, the size of my PowerPoints, etc. So it’s kind of an added information. It’s a nice little feature to have.
If I want to apply it to everything else, I go down the sidebar, and I see that in my Dropbox, I can apply the item. I’m going to click that. I’m going to click Show Item Info. I’m going to use it as default. Now, when any added in folder shows up here, Show Item Info will apply. You can see now, I can see on the number of items that are in each one of these folders.
Google Drive, same thing is available. There it is. I’m going to hit that. Let me see, do one thing here. If I hit this, I want to make sure that I have the option of use as defaults.
Go to my documents. I’m going to hit that. I’m going to make sure and use that as defaults. I’ll cut them onto my downloads. I’m setting the defaults so that when I hit Show Item Info, I’m going to apply the default to that selection that I’ve made. Right now I’m going to pick this as my default, and then when I hit it, there we go. Show Item Info, wait a minute, let’s do that again.
I’m setting these to get the information, and then I’m setting the default so that it applies across the board to any future, and there we go. Now what I’ve done is applied the Show Item Info across the board to all these items on my sidebar, and I’ve made sure that they apply to any future entries into those folders. That’s it.
That it does, just to repeat, it gives you some added information about the file or the folder, and at a glance you can see how large your file is. Sometimes when you’re moving pictures around, you have limitations on the size, and this is just an added feature that helps you do that.
There we have it – Show Item Info in Finder, how to set it up. This is Claude Pelanne, Affiliate Starting Line. Stay with it, stay well, and talk to you soon.