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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Customizing Window & Desktop Views

As discussed in Chapter 3, a window’s view determines how icons and other information appear within it. Mac OS X remembers a window’s view settings and uses them whenever you display the window.

You can customize views a number of ways:

  • Change the settings for the default view for icon, list, and column views.

  • Change the settings for an individual window’s icon or list view.

  • Change the view for the desktop.

View settings offer a number of options:

  • Icon view settings include icon size, label text size and position, display options, arrangement, and background.

  • List view settings include icon size, text size, columns, date format, and item size calculation, as well as column width and the order in which columns ...

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