Finder problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calebjohnston, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    #1
    Finder won't pick a size to be, sometimes it will be smaller and sometimes it will be wider or taller, etc. Anything I can do?

    a plist for the finder? ........... maybe......
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    What part of Finder keeps changing size? Is it the windows, the icons, the text or something else? A screenshot may help here. :)

    The preference file for the Finder is named com.apple.finder.plist appropriately. Remember to restart straight away if ever you have to remove this file. Without yet fully knowing the problem, I wouldn't recommend removing this file just yet.
     
  3. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    Let me re-phrase that. Finder is basically the default size and it's supposed to fit three icons across the way it is, but after exiting and opening a new window back up, the icons in apps and etc will be in two long columns. I can't get them to stay how they should be.
     
  4. realityisterror macrumors 65816

    realityisterror

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    #4
    Window view settings are stored in the invisible .DS_Store file found in most directories.
    Sometimes you can get OS X to change information in that file, but you have to be lucky; at least, I can't figure it out...

    You can use the shareware Cocktail (I think you can do it without buying it, but I'd recommend buying it anyway) to remove all the .DS_Store files in a folder or on an entire disk. That will reset all windows, so you want to resize and reconfigure the view the first time you open the folder again.

    :)
    reality
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #5
    I think you can reset the default size (doesn't apply to custom-sized windows) by pressing the Finder icon in the Dock, sizing the new window accordingly, closing the window and then pressing the Finder icon in the Dock again. :)
     
  6. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    #6
    Alright well I got it to a point where it will stay and not constantly change back and forth, so I'm just going to leave it =).

    Gracias Homeslices
     

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