switchDiskSizeBase v2.0 beta

Changes in switchDiskSizeBase v2.0 beta:

  • Mac OS X v10.7 or later is required (OS X Mountain Lion is supported)
  • Added option for changing the unit symbols to the corresponding IEC units           (e.g. KiB instead of KB)
  • Added dual display option (see screenshot below)
  • Uses a dynamic library to override the function that generates file/disk size strings instead of patching it.  This should hopefully reduce the chance that updates to switchDiskSizeBase will be needed to maintain compatibility with future OS X versions.
  • Due to the way switchDiskSizeBase works now an install of Xcode or the Xcode command line tools is required.  If the Xcode app is installed it may need to be run at least once in order to agree to the EULA.
  • switchDiskSizeBase v2.0 beta only changes the file/disk size display for the Finder and Quick Look
  • switchDiskSizeBase v2.0 beta is distributed under the simplified BSD license instead of GPL v3.

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7 thoughts on “switchDiskSizeBase v2.0 beta

  1. Thank for posting this fix! However I’m having problems with it. I’ve downloaded the .zip, unzipped, and I ran the executable, I’ve selected IEC Units, rebooted, but the finder still displays sizes in Base10. Any ideas of what I might be missing? Thanks again!

      • Sorry I’ve taken so long to respond. Just a few more things I need to know to hopefully figure out why it isn’t working:
        1. What version of Mac OS X are you running?
        2. Do you have Xcode installed and if so what version?
        3. Do you have the Xcode command line tools installed?
        4. If you go into the Terminal (located in Applications > Utilities), copy and paste “which install_name_tool;which codesign_allocate;otool -L /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder | grep switchDiskSizeBase” and type return what output do you get?

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