Leopard Finder: Cover Flow Navigation

   Posted October 17, 2007 by David Kirk in Mac OS X Leopard

In OS X 10.5 Apple has brought the iPod/iPhone style Cover Flow navigation system to Finder. When flipping through pictures, documents, or tunes, this can be a highly efficient way to navigate through a series of files.

Most people know Cover Flow from its introduction as the navigation on the iPhones and iPods. Now Finder has this as well.

To use Cover Flow, you can select it from the View menu or click the Color Flow icon. I have them both highlighted in the image below.

Within Cover Flow you can also interact with some file types. Obviously you can see thumbnails and image art.

However, you can scroll through pages of a document…

You can even watch a movie…


About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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