How to resize Finder window....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Reimer, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Reimer macrumors regular

    Reimer

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    #1
    and make it stay that size?

    Everytime I close Finder and re-launch it, it's back to the default size. :eek:
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    #2
    I agree that it needs to be fixed. It should work the way that Safari works, where the program remembers the size of the last window opened and uses that.

    Definitely annoying.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #3
    Open the window, make it the size you want, place it and choose the view you want, without actually clicking on/marking any files and folders within, then close the window. Whenever you open another window (in the same manner you did the first time) it will open up the same with the same size, view and place... until you move/resize/change view and then close it before you do anything else with it again...
     
  4. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

    Blackheart

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    #4
    Here's interesting behavior:

    Changes Window Size:
    1) Open new window
    2) Change window size
    3) "Touch" something in the window
    4) Close window

    Doesn't Change Window Size:
    1) Open new window
    2) "Touch" something in the window
    3) Change window size
    4) Close window
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    #5
    It's all about the fine print....
     
  6. hayduke macrumors 65816

    hayduke

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    #6
    I get so annoyed with this kind of behavior, plus I like to have two windows arrange in a particular way, that I wrote a very simple applescript that I routinely launch with Quicksilver. Here 'tis:

    tell application "Finder"
    activate
    set bounds of Finder window 1 to {0, 44, 1000, 475}
    set bounds of Finder window 2 to {0, 496, 1000, 810}
    end tell


    Fiddle with the numbers depening on your screen size.

    Your mileage may vary.
     

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