1. Guzaking's Avatar
    I have been trying to find a solution for a very very long time on how to have the longer names of my folders and files to drop down to a 2nd line when viewing in the "Grid" Icon view in the My Finder window.

    In Leopard 10.5 by default you are able to see long folder/file names drop down to a 2nd line, but I can't find a setting to replicate this action in any other OSX after that one. It makes it harder to see a folder/file name when it is truncated or non-wrapped.

    So as an example; Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited looks like Williams...ted as a folder title and I would much rather prefer to have it look like the old style;

    Williams Grand Prix
    Engineering Limited

    Is there a setting somewhere or a terminal command in Snow Leopard where I can make this change? I have tried to explain to Apple Care multiple times, but they were stupid enough to not even know what the word truncate meant after I explained it and "wrapping" thoroughly.

    Also, please do not suggest the use of just the other List views in My Finder, my inquiry is for the Icon view only as this is the only view which I use. It is such an important feature for me that it is pushing me to go back to Leopard 10.5 just to have that.
    04-10-2015 06:31 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I found this online but don't know if it works or not.

    Open Terminal and execute:

    $ defaults write com.apple.finder FXDesktopLayoutGridCharCount -int 50
    Then you will have to restart finder:

    $ killall -HUP Finder
    This will set the maximum characters to 50, you may change it to the value that fits you the best.
    04-10-2015 06:52 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Possibly change grid sizing (not icon size): http://osxdaily.com/2011/11/09/show-...e-mac-desktop/
    04-10-2015 06:56 PM
  4. Guzaking's Avatar
    well, I'm trying to get this change made for the Icon "Grid" view in the My Finder window for Snow Leopard, this seems to only work for the desktop any suggestions for the My Finder window?
    Last edited by Guzaking; 04-12-2015 at 02:23 PM.
    04-12-2015 02:02 PM
  5. Guzaking's Avatar
    any other suggestions possibly?
    04-16-2015 04:24 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Sorry. I'm all out of suggestions.
    04-16-2015 04:32 PM

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