Auto-arrange icons in a folder and desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by longthizzz, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. longthizzz macrumors regular

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    is there a way to Auto-arrange icons in folders and desktops permanently , I move files within my desktop and would like them to be Auto-arranged by names

    i have mavericks
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Click on the bare desktop then go yo the menu item 'Finder' send then select 'View' and then View's Options and arrange by.
     
  3. longthizzz thread starter macrumors regular

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    like is there a way where you can auto set it
    like with windows vista or xp
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Desktop: you need only do it once, of course.

    Folders: Go to the highest level folder, set it in Show View Options, then click the Use As Defaults button. This should work for all folders inside it, except for any you have already manually changed the settings for.
     
  5. satcomer macrumors 603

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    You are confusing a mac with a Windows computer. OS X is based on BSD Unix and in Unix once you change done thing it stays changed until YOU change it!
     

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