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The Media Browser in Toast 11 could be useful, avoiding the need to drag files from the Finder, but for one reason: while file sizes are shown in the Browser, *folder* sizes are not! When I'm archiving files, I already have them organized into folders; but without seeing the folder size, I can't tell (in the Media Browser, anyway) which folders are "full" and ready to be burned to disc. The control-click "Preview" will show the size, but that's one click that shouldn't be necessary.

 

(By the way: when I do control-click "Preview", the pop-up window title has "[DEBUG]" prefixing the name of the file/folder.)

 

Also, Toast ought to have a preference for the way that file sizes are displayed: Since Mac OS X changed to using 1 MB = 1,000,000 B instead of the previously (and correct) value of 1 MB (or MiB) = 1,048,576 B, the discrepancy between the "Finder size" and the "Toast size" is annoying. 4.7 GB (Finder) = 4.39 GiB (Toast), but that leaves me to calculate the sizes of individual files, If I need to.

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Toast ought to have a preference for the way that file sizes are displayed: Since Mac OS X changed to using 1 MB = 1,000,000 B instead of the previously (and correct) value of 1 MB (or MiB) = 1,048,576 B, the discrepancy between the "Finder size" and the "Toast size" is annoying. 4.7 GB (Finder) = 4.39 GiB (Toast), but that leaves me to calculate the sizes of individual files, If I need to.

I would think that the best way for Toast to deal with this, would be to match the Finder's way of calculating sizes. As it is possible to change the Finder's way of calculating (switchDiskSizeBase), it should be a little more advanced than just an OS version check.

An 'advanced'/'expert' preference option (default / base 2 (old style) / base 10 (ISO) / same as Finder) for setting this would be fine, too.

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