Annoying Finder question

MRockatansky

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Mar 27, 2007
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So...this sounds basic but as a longtime Mac guy I am vexed.

Each finder window is supposed to remember its view settings independently. When I click on Documents in the sidebar, it comes up in Folder view instead of Column view. I hate Folder view. Yet, when I change it to Column view, it fails to note the change and still defaults to Folder view when the window is closed out and reopened later.

How the heck do I fix this simple issue? Thanks.
 

psychofreak

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This is a problem many people have. In part, it contributed to the need for Apple to rebuild the Finder for Leopard.
 

netnothing

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So are you trying to stay in Column View all the time?

If so.....under the View Options for Finder...there is an option to make all windows open in column view. Did you try this option?

-Kevin
 

WildCowboy

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Finder does a terrible job at remembering view options. I always want column view, so it's great that there's an option for it in Finder's preferences. But at least half the time I open Finder, it's in icon view. I've given up worrying about it. It's a bug that's been around for a long time, with no real solutions. Just keep your fingers crossed for Leopard.