Weary of the Finder's sloppy, semi-legible sizing of list view columns, I'm attempting to code an AppleScript solution. Omissions and bugs in the Finder's dictionary make this (to indulge in understatement) challenging. The goal is to have any window display a minimalist list view with a single keystroke, with all columns set to the minimum width that avoids truncation and the window itself sized to its content. Something along these lines…
The primary difficulties I've encountered so far are in the column class of list view options of Finder window.
- visible doesn't accurately reflect the columns' actual state
- setting visible has no effect
- width can be read but setting it has no effect
Nor does it help that the Finder's zoom button hasn't done anything sane or useful since cell phones were the size of a shoebox.
Has anyone attempted a similar project or one that overcame any of the difficulties noted above? One hates to resort to the semi-reliable inelegance of GUI scripting.