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finder Animate get info panes
defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateInfoPanes -boolean
finder Prohibit use of preferences
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitFinderPreferences -boolean
finder Animate window zooms
defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateWindowZoom -boolean
finder Prohibit "Goto Folder"
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitGoToFolder -boolean
finder Animate snap to grid
defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateSnapToGrid -boolean
finder Prohibit Animations
defaults write com.apple.finder DisableAllAnimations -boolean
finder Enable Finder Quit menu item
defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -boolean
finder Show custom icons for removable volumes
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowCustomIconsForRemovableVolumes -boolean
finder Finder umask
defaults write com.apple.finder umask -integer
finder Maximum label lines
defaults write com.apple.finder MaximumLabelLines -integer
finder Prohibit burning media
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitBurn -boolean
finder Prohibit use of "Connect To"
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitConnectTo -boolean
finder Enable Cut (broken)
defaults write com.apple.finder AllowCutForItems -boolean
finder Prohibit use of "Eject"
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitEject -boolean
finder Allow icons on Desktop
defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop -boolean
finder Show full path in title bar
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -boolean
finder Show stripes in list views
defaults write com.apple.finder FXListViewStripes -boolean
finder Enable Sounds
defaults write com.apple.finder FinderSounds -boolean
finder Desktop Icon Size
com.apple.finder DesktopViewOptions.IconSize -integer
finder Show hidden files
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean
finder Prohibit access to iDisk
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitGoToiDisk -boolean
finder Finder zoom animations
defaults write com.apple.finder ZoomRects -boolean
finder Prohibit emptying trash
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitEmptyTrash -boolean
finder Open Window For New Removable Disk
defaults write com.apple.finder OpenWindowForNewRemovableDisk -boolean
finder Simple Finder
defaults write com.apple.finder InterfaceLevel -string
finder Show hidden files
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean
finder Show path bar
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowPathBar -boolean
finder Show path in title bar
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -boolean
finder Show path in window title
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -boolean
finder Slow animations when holding shift
defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableSlowAnimation -boolean
finder Show remote disks (2)
defaults write com.apple.finder EnableODiskBrowsing -boolean
finder Animation frame duration
defaults write com.apple.finder NSUIHeartBeatCycle -float
finder Delay before showing preview in column view
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXColumnPreviewDelay -float
finder Show custom view style popup
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowCustomViewStylePopup -boolean
finder Show remote disks (1)
defaults write com.apple.finder ODSSupported -boolean
finder Click through destroys selection
defaults write com.apple.finder ClickThroughDestroysSelection -boolean
finder Maximum label lines (10.6)
defaults write com.apple.finder FXMaximumLabelLines -integer
finder Show X-ray folders in QuickLook
defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableXRayFolders -boolean
finder Show version column in search results
com.apple.finder SearchViewSettings.ListViewSettings.columns.version.visible -boolean
finder Use white text for desktop icons
defaults write com.apple.finder Desktop.HasDarkBackground -boolean
finder Show size column in search results
com.apple.finder SearchViewSettings.ListViewSettings.columns.size.visible -boolean
finder Show comments column in search results
com.apple.finder SearchViewSettings.ListViewSettings.columns.comments.visible -boolean
finder Show label column in search results
com.apple.finder SearchViewSettings.ListViewSettings.columns.label.visible -boolean
finder Hide QuickLook on deactivation or application switch
defaults write com.apple.finder QLHidePanelOnDeactivate -boolean
finder Enable slow motion with shift key on QuickLook
defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableSlowMotion -boolean
finder Show X-ray for folders with custom icons
defaults write com.apple.finder DisableXRayForFoldersWithCustomIcons -boolean-neg
finder Minimum size for playable previews
defaults write com.apple.finder QLInlinePreviewMinimumSupportedSize -integer
finder CoverFlow background color
defaults write com.apple.finder IKImageFlowBackgroundColor -boolean
finder Auto stop previews when selection changes
defaults write com.apple.finder AutoStopWhenSelectionChanges -boolean
finder Auto stop previews when scrolling
defaults write com.apple.finder AutoStopWhenScrollingOffBounds -boolean
finder Enable tabs
defaults write com.apple.finder EnableSafariTabs -boolean
finder New tabs open with same path as active tab
defaults -currentHost write com.apple.finder TotalFinderNewTabsWithDefaultTarget -boolean-neg
finder Show last opened column in finder's list view
com.apple.finder StandardViewSettings.ListViewSettings.columns.dateLastOpened.visible -boolean
finder CoverFlow background color
Finder Enable Text Selection in QL
defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -boolean
Finder Status bar path starts at $HOME
defaults write com.apple.finder PathBarRootAtHome -boolean
finder Debug Menu for Disk Utility
defaults write com.apple.finder DUDebugMenuEnabled -boolean
finder Enable the File Extension Change Warning
defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -boolean
finder Enable internal debug menu (developer preview)
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowDebugMenu -bool
plist Dis/Enable Show All File Extensions
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllExtensions -boolean
finder Type of NewWindowTargetPath
defaults write com.apple.finder NewWindowTarget -string
finder Default location for new Finder windows
defaults write com.apple.finder NewWindowTargetPath -string


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