"Arrange by..." question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrsundaynight, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. mrsundaynight macrumors newbie

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    I'm fairly new to having a mac and still working out all the little things. (Have a standard macbook)

    Here's my question: in folders, I'm viewing files as icons. I prefer to arrange by date created, which I can do no problem. But the mac puts the most recent files at the top of the folder and the older files towards the bottom. I'd like to flip it, so that the files are going from old to new (top to bottom).

    If the new files are at the top, then every time a new file is dropped into the folder, it goes at the end with the old files.

    Make any sense? Thanks!
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #2
    I don't think you can do this in icon view, but if you change to list view (View > as List), you can sort by any column, ascending or descending, by clicking on its header.
     
  3. mrsundaynight thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Me too. I just looked through Finder's plist, and the sorting settings for column view are readily apparent, but I'm not seeing anything for icon view. :(
     

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