Fix Your Never-ending Yosemite Save Bar

I’ve had a few real annoyances with saving files in Yosemite, or opening files to attach within an email, and not being able to reach the bottom of the attach field to cancel the attachment (due to wanting to check the file before attaching). It’s impossible to get to the bottom of the save screen to make it shorter too, so you’re stuck with a ridiculously long save screen.

It turns out I’m not the only one.

Jason Snell from Six Colours has written a blog about his experiences of the same thing. Hopefully Apple won’t be far behind us in figuring out how to fix it.

According to Jason Snell in his article ‘Attack of the 50-foot Save Sheet’ Jon Gotow (St Clair Software) has identified a bug in OS X Yosemite which creates a 22 pixel sheet growth every time you see it. How irritating!

But Jon Gotow (via Jason Snell) have come up with a solution if you’re using Chrome. Apple has modified the file dialogs so that the title bar is now identified as part of the window. It would appear the algorithms required have been modified everywhere except within these areas.

Jason highlights the solution in his article “target the bundle identifier”, identified as follows:

For Open mode: defaults delete NSNavPanelExpandedSizeForOpenMode

For Save mode: defaults delete NSNavPanelExpandedSizeForSaveMode



November 28, 2014