Change default folder view? Any way?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by agentphish, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    Is there a way to change the default view settings for ALL folders to List form (apple + 2) instead of icon form (apple + 1).

    Simple as that. I just wanna know, i've searched but couldnt turn up anything.

  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Yeah I had the same problem, after a while it should notice your new preference accordingly. Well it did for me :)
  3. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    forgive me for saying so, but i dont think thats something OSX "learns" to do for ALL folders. You can set it that way and next time you go back to that folder it will probably be that way but there is no guarantee of that. Often times i find that folders end up going back to their "Icon" view, which seems to be the default for os x.
  4. fayans macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    MacRumors: Forums
    You are right! Finder doesn't always remember the last view option and most of the times it will be in icons default view. I am fine with it as I prefer to icons view as it is neater. :)
  5. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    Well, i'm not 100% sure, but I know how you can make some changes.

    1) Click on the Finder icon in the dock (with no other windows open) or hit CMD + N to create a new finder window.
    2) Then, change the size of the window, and it's position on the screen.
    3) Close the window.
    4) Repeat step 1.

    Your Finder window should now retain the knowledge of being in that position and that size. I thought that is how you changed the default view as well, but I can't remember. I have mine in column view, and I can't change the default back to icon view for the purposes of this example.

    Hopefully that helps!

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