For those of you who are annoyed by the default wide date format in the 8.x
and 9.0 Finder,
I spent some time looking into the mysteries of it, and came up with a revised
'fcol' resource that you can put into the Finder (tested with 8.6 and 9.0).
While I have not figured out what all the fields are used for, the format of
appears to be a series of 16 byte records:
2 bytes - unknown 4 bytes - type of the field (4 Ascii chars) pnam - physical name ascd - Ascii Creation Date asmo - Ascii Mod Date phys - Physcial Size asty - Ascii Type fcrt - kind - Kind labi - Lab Info comt - Comment 2 bytes - Default column width in Pixels (diddle with this) 2 bytes - 0 2 bytes - Max column width ?? 4 bytes - unknown
I have also added 2 'fmu2' resources to add command key equivalents for:
Empty Trash, View As List, View As Icon's , Set Defualt Columns (in view by List), etc.
Click to download
, and remember it is NOT good for the health of your system
to edit a running version of the Finder.
You will need a copy of ResEdit or Resourcer to edit the Finder.
(c) Copyright 1999 Jasik Designs
Modified Sept 9, 1999