I am using a Mac again for the first time in about 20 years and am running into some confusion while trying to get reacquainted. One thing I've noticed happening almost all of the time is that Finder seems to choose a random view, sort, and arrangement every time I open it, even when opening a folder I just visited. Sometimes it opens in column view, other times in icon view. Sometimes it opens with the files arranged by name, other times arranged by kind. Sometimes the window is sorted by name, other times by date last modified/opened. I keep setting up Finder so that it displays a certain way, but it never seems to recall that way and I can't seem to find anywhere in preferences to make it sticky. I assume, like Windows, there is some level of "intelligence" where the Finder arranges files based on the type of media it detects. Is there a way to disable that? Is there a way for me to arrange my Finder view/sort the way I like it, apply it to all folders, and then make that setup persistent? I am on OS X 10.8.3 Thanks for any suggestions!