Without question, I find the column view of the macOS Finder the easiest to work in. One of my few complaints with column view is that I spend a lot of time resizing columns so that I can view full file names etc. This quick tip will show you how to resize columns in a snap.
This works in Finder’s column view for all versions of OS X and macOS.
- Double-click the small double-line icon (||) at the bottom of each separator (see screenshot below).
- And Finder will “automagically” adjust the column to the perfect width for the longest file name.
- There’s also a trick to resize multiple columns in one step for when they’re all different sizes. Right-click (ctrl + click) that same “double-line” icon and select Right Size All Columns Individually
- This will resize each of the columns so that you can view the longest filename without having to adjust or scroll.
If this helped, you can find more tips and tricks like this one in our Mac section.