Two more n00b questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mhaddy, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

    Mhaddy

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    Well okay, I don't quite consider myself a n00b, but I'm relatively inexperienced compared to some of the members of this forum ;). Anyhow, two questions:

    1) Is there a way that I can make all folders open up in the column view and sorted by "Kind"? Sort of how Windows had an "Apply this to all folders" setting.

    2) I have dual monitors and (I hate to keep referencing this but...) with my nVidia drivers in Windows, there was an option to configure a keystroke to throw a window onto the other monitor. So for instance, if Word was open in monitor 1, I could hit CTRL+\ and it would toss it to monitor 2. Is there an equivalent feature in OS X?

    Thanks!
     
  2. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    To answer question number one:

    Highlight a Folder and go to View in the Finder Menu Bar click on show view options (commad+J) There you can select how you want to show the content of the Folder sorted by. To show all folders in column view change the setting in the main Finder Window to column.( Finder toolbar should have little icons there)
     
  3. dmetzcher macrumors regular

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    In Windows, the setting applies to every folder, everywhere (when you tell Windows to do this). In Mac, it's different. If you do what is suggested above, this will work, but any folders you have set previously (like a subfolder in your home directory, for example), when opened directly, will display however they were the last time you opened them. The Finder does not provide a way to say "open every single Finder window in column view, regardless of how I may have opened certain windows in the past." If it does, I haven't found it. You can, however, check the setting in the Finder prefs that says something like "open all new Finder windows in column view". This will ensure that, if you hit Command+N in the Finder, it will open a new window in column view. Everywhere you browse from there will be in column view, I believe.
     
  4. electronboy macrumors 6502

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    The previous post is not correct. Yes, you can specify that every window in OS X open in column view. Just do the following:

    Change the focus to the Finder.
    Click on Finder, Preferences
    Click the box that says Open new windows in column view

    As far as view options for folders you can change view options by doing this:

    Open a folder from the Finder
    Click on View, Show View Options
    select your preferences and select for all windows.
     
  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    No, that's not what he's looking for. That will make it so new windows open in column view, but if you open a folder within a window (so that it doesn't open in a new window), it will still be in whatever mode it was in the last time it was viewed.
     
  6. Mhaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Aye, mduser63 is correct. It's just rather annoying to be browsing a folder in column view sorted by Kind (how I want it), then double click on a sub folder and everything is changed to icons or tabbed viewing. Hrmpf.
     
  7. Mhaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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