My spring loaded folder settings are missing from the Finder prefs in Yosemite.

Finder > Preferences > General

What might be the cause of this and how do I get all my options back?

FYI, I do have XtraFinder 0.25.4 installed but the option didn't move to the prefs there.

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It appears that these settings have been removed from the Finder preferences window.

  • The slider is now located in System Preferences → Accessibility → Mouse & Trackpad

  • You can change the spring-loaded delay by writing the setting manually:

    defaults write -g com.apple.springing.delay -float 1.0 && killall -HUP Finder

    Replace 1.0 with the delay in seconds before springing.

  • Any idea how to get them to show up again? The spring loading speed is causing problems. Commented May 31, 2015 at 17:22
  • @eComEvo I've found where the preference has been moved to.
    – grg
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 17:31

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