Annoying problem with Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EricJD, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. EricJD macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2007
    I'm having a slight problem with Finder, and it's quite annoying. When I right-click and select new folder, it doesn't let me rename it immediately. I have to press enter first. The strange thing is, it only does this in List view. All of the other views let me rename the folder immediately after I select 'new folder' on the context menu.

    Is there a way to fix this?
  2. cptpower macrumors regular


    Sep 10, 2007
    Calgary, AB
    I had the same problem a while back when I was trying to rename files/folders in a folder containing a bunch of avi videos. I realized that finder kept trying to display the thumbnails for each video, and once one was rendered, it would de-select the item I was editing.

    What kinds of files and how many are in the folder that you're creating new folders in?
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    For the record - I can create new folders in list view and it highlights the name as soon as I can create it.

    Using any hacks?
  4. BlakTornado Guest


    Apr 24, 2007
    Washington, OH
    I get the same.

    I create a new folder (Coverflow view) and it automatically deselects the name before I can rename it.
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    shortcuts are your friend...

    :apple: + Shift + 'N', then type away!

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