How do I refresh or clean up a folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Khurram, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Khurram macrumors 6502

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    I'm a new mac user...just got a macbook
    I just created a folder and trasnferred some of my college docs into it however they are not lined up neatly and are kinda all over the place...in windows there would be a auto arange or refresh button option that would arrange them neatly in rows....how do I do the same thing in osx?
    thanks
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    With the folder open, check the View menu in Finder. There are options for cleaning up the window and arranging and viewing them several different ways.
     
  3. iVersa macrumors 6502

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    Yup, either arrange them alphabetically or type etc, Or just snap to grid.
     
  4. Khurram thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys
     
  5. t.z0n3 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry about thread necromancy, but I had the same question. The only difference is that when I go to view, the option to 'arrange by' is greyed out. How do I change that?
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Are you using Icon view? That's the only one that allows you to use the "Arrange by..." option.
     
  7. dingguhlbary macrumors newbie

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    Go to "View Options" and make sure "Snap to Grid" isn't activated. Otherwise you won't be able to use "Arrange By" on the fly. Or you could always just play around with the options as you'd like. Good luck
     

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