Arranging folders and files - please help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JaneRenee, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. JaneRenee macrumors newbie

    JaneRenee

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    Ok, I know how to rearrange my folders and files, but it seems like there aren't enough options.

    I want to arrange everything in my folder by: Type (without the lines between them), name, and snap to grid. So when I put something in a folder, the file will automatically go with files of its type, alphabetize itself, and snap to grid.

    Is that possible?

    AND, how do I set it like that for everything on the whole computer?

    I have Mountain Lion on a new MacBook Air.

    Thank you so much!
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Multiple criteria are not possible. You're stuck with however they get arranged with Type. I thought that would alphabetize them within the types. No? When arranged by Type, icons should be in a grid. Aren't they?
     
  3. JaneRenee thread starter macrumors newbie

    JaneRenee

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    I think making it like this works:

    Arrange by: None
    Sort by: Kind

    If they are sorted, they go in a grid. And I think they are alphabetized automatically.

    Thanks. We'll see. :)
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Then of course you'll have to sort every time you add a file.
     
  5. JaneRenee thread starter macrumors newbie

    JaneRenee

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    I think it works. If I'm remembering correctly. :) I haven't been on the computer in a couple days.
     

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